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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
Health compared to pre-retirement
Our Classification
Distribution
14% much better or better
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question, text not reported
5 much better
4 better
3
2
1 much worse

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.31 p < .047 All physicians               CI95 [1.01, 1.72]

ORO controled for:
- current health
- optomism
- 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 = 1.36 p < .053 Married physicians only      CI95 [0.99, 1.85]

ORO additionally controled for
- more time spent with spouse
- more time helping with chores
- improved relationship with spouse
- improved sexual relationship
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.54 p < .035 Spouses (N=399, 91% female)  CI95 [1.03, 2.29]

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