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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
Optimism
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 3.10 p < .001 All physicians.              CI95 [2.46, 3.91]

ORO controlled for
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- 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 = 3.06 p < .001 Married physicians only      CI95 [2.34, 3.99]

ORO additionally controlled for
- more time spend with spouse
- more time helping with chores
- improved relationship with spouse
- improved sexual relationship