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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
Male
Our Classification
Distribution
male physicians: 95%
female spouse: 91%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
1: male
0: female

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.91 p < .827 All physicians.              CI95 [0.40, 2.10]

ORO controlled for
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- optimism
- financial security
- other activities/hobbies
- married
- age
- time since retirement
- reasons for retirement
- transition to other activities
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.30 p < .656 Married physicials only      CI95 [0.42, 1.40]

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 = 2.17 p < .108 Spouces (N=399, 91% female)  CI95 [0.84, 5.59]

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