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Correlational findings

Study Ritter et al. (1999): study US 1998

Public:
Retired orthopaedic surgeons, United States, 1998
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 1293
Non Response:
45%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
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Correlate

Authors's label
Excellent health health at present time
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreported on single question, full text not reported:
5: excellent
4: very good
3: good
2: fair
1: poor

Coded
1: execellent
0: other (1,2,3.4)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a OR = 1.66 p < .0001 CI95[1.33-2.07]
OR controlled for:
- better relationship with spouse since retirement
- better health since retirement
- increase in travel or vacation activities
- personal or family reasons since retirement as opposed to health reasons