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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
Financial security
Our Classification
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question; text not reported
5 very comfortable
4
3
2
1 very concerned

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.34 p < .006 All physicians.             CI95 [1.09, 1.64]

ORO controlled for
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- optimism
- other activities/hobbies
- married
- male
- age
- time since retirement
- reasons for retirement
- transition to other activities
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.49 p < .001 Married physicians only     CI95 [1.17, 1.90]

ORO additionally controlled 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 = 1.42 p < .007 Spouses (N=399, 91% female)  CI95 [1.10, 1.83]

ORO controlled for:
- retired (vs currently working)
- never worked
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- 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