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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
Increase in travel or vacation activity since retirement
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport of travel or vacation activities after retirement. Full text not reported
1: increased
0: other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-v-7-a OR = 2.36 p < .0001 CI95: [1.74-3.20]
OR controlled for:
- Excellent health at present time
- Better health now than before retirement
- Better relationship with spouse
- Personal or family reasons for retirement as opposed to health reasons