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ERIC Number: ED122181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 13
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A Self-Report Measure of Life Satisfaction in Retirement.
Heflin, Thomas L.
This research report had as its main purpose the derivation of a self-report measure of life satisfaction in retirement through the use of a mathematical technique known as factor analysis. Data on questions which have been used to measure moral, life satisfaction, and preretirement attitudes were collected from 123 retired male workers from a large urban area in California. Theoretical concepts identified by previous workers as being important to life satisfaction in retirement--resolution and fortitude, self-concept, desired versus achieved goals, zest versus apathy, and mood tone--were compared to the item content of each cluster produced in the factor analysis. The results indicated that the theoretical constructs of life satisfaction were evident in the self-report measure, and the measure was accepted as being an indicator of life satisfaction in retirement. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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