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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
Retirement history
Our Classification
Distribution
M=8, SD=6,7, range:0-38
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Retired since
1: 2 years or less
2: 3-5 years
3: 6-10 years
4: more than 10 years

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.78 p < .376 All physicians
- 2 years or less           CI95 [0.45, 1.35]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.60 p < .076 - 3-5 years                 CI95 [0.35, 1.05] O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.79 p < .352 - 6-10 years                CI95 [0.48, 1.30]
- more than 10 years        reference

ORO controlled for
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- optimism
- financial security
- other activities/hobbies
- married
- male
- age
- reasons for retirement
- transition to other activities
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.60 p < .112 Married physicians
- 2 years or less           CI95 [0.32, 1.13]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.51 p < .035 - 3-5 years                CI95 [0.27, 0.96] O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.64 p < .116 - 6-10 years               CI95 [0.36, 1.12]
- more than 10 years       reference

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