Findings on happiness in Goudy et al. (1975): study US 1964

Author(s)Goudy, W.J.; Keith, P.M.; Powers, E.A.
TitleThe Work-Satisfaction, Retirement-Attitude Typology: Profile Examination.
SourceExperimental Aging Research, 1975, Vol. 1, 267 - 279
Public50+, employed, male, USA 1964
Survey nameNot available
SampleProbability stratified sample
 Stratified on occupation. Respondents were sampled from five occupational groups: self-employed professionals (n-344), salaried professionals (385), owner-merchants (498), factory workers (336) and farmers (359).
Respondents N =1868
Non ResponseNot available
 No information on how many respondents were initially asked to participate.
AssesmentQuestionnaire: paper
 Mailed questionnaire.
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How do you feel things have worked out for you generally? 4 very well 3 fairly well 2 not very well 1 not at all well
Author's labelMorale
Page in publication273
Remarks54% very well.
Finding used in
nation ranks
Scores in1234

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Work-retirement attitudinal typesshow  Attitudes to retirement
Work-retirement attitudinal typesshow  Current satisfaction with work, also classified as above ↑