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Correlational findings

Study Austrom et al. (2003): study US 2000

Public:
Retired physicians and spouces, USA, 2000
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 678
Non Response:
57%
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
mailed questionnaire

Correlate

Authors's Label
Current health
Our Classification
Distribution
physicians:
79% good or better
Spouses:
85% good or better
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport; question not reported
5 excellent
4
3
2
1 poor

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.52 p < .001 All physicians.              CI95 [1.23, 1.88]

ORO control for
- health compared to pre-retirement
- optimism
- financial security
- other activities/hobbies
- married
- male
- age
- time since retirement
- reasons for retirement
- transition to other activities
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.37 p < .011 Married physicians only      CI95 [1.08, 1.74]

ORO additionally controled for
- more time spend with spouse
- more time helping with chores
- improved relationship with spouse
- improved sexual relationship
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.85 p < .001 Spouses (N=399, 91% female)  CI95 [1.45, 2.35]

ORO controled for:
- retired (vs currently working)
- never worked
- health compared to pre-retirement
- financial security
- attending sports events
- attending performing arts
- male
- age
- more time spent with spouse
- physician spends more time helping with chores
- improved relationship with spouse
- improved sexual relationship