Findings on happiness in Braithwaite et al. (1986): study AU 1981

Author(s)Braithwaite, V.A.; Bosly-Craft, R.; Gibson, A.
TitleAn Exploratory Study of Poor Adjustment Styles Among Retiress.
SourceSocial. Science and Medicine 1986, Vol. 23, 493 - 499
Public60+aged, retired people, Sydney Australia, 1981
Survey nameAU-Australian Aging and Family Project Survey
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 75+aged over sampled
Respondents N =1050
 175 in the 60-64 age stratum 470 in the 65-74 age stratum 450 in the 75+ age stratum
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
General remarksYear of collection was not reported;assumed 1981
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: .. Satisfaction with life as a whole (full question not reported) 4 very satisfied 3 2 1 not very satisfied
Page in publication493-499
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Boredomshow  Adjustment to retirement
Boredomshow  Feeling bored (vs interested), also classified as above ↑
Difficulty adjustingshow  Attitudes to retirement
Getting used to changeshow  Adjustment to retirement
Health related retirementshow  heath reasons
Nothing goodshow  Adjustment to retirement
Reluctanceshow  Compulsory retirement (vs free choice)