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Correlational findings

Study Tyssen et al. (2009): study NO 1993

Public:
Physicians followed 9 years after graduating, Norway, 1993-2002
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 631
Non Response:
Resp. 17% , 38% at 1 year, 33% at 4 years, 38 % at 9 years.
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Sent after graduating, one year after, 4 years after and 9 years after.

Correlate

Authors's label
Being a physian
Our Classification
Operationalization
Physicians graduated from four medical schools in Norway, interviewed at 4 (T3) and 9 (T4) years after  graduation were compared with a matched control group taken from a generall population survey, similar with respect to education, average age and gender

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-7-c DM = - p < .001 1997:
1. Physicians (T3)   M = 5.2 SD 1.0
0. Matched controls  M = 5.6 SD 1.0
- difference            -0,4
O-SLu-c-sq-v-7-c DM = - p < .001 2002:
1. physiycians(T4)    M = 5.2 SD 1.0
0. Matched controls   M = 5.6 SD 0.9
- difference             -0,4

The difference appears both in the percentage of very satisfied and dissatisfied with life