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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
Reasons for retirement
Our Classification
Distribution
a.health reasons: 22%,
b.professional reasons: 36%,
c.personal/family reasons: 44%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Selfreport, questions not reported
a: health reasons
b: professional reasons
c: personal/family reasons

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.85 p < .504 All physicians
- health reasons            CI95[0.53, 1.37]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.08 p < .713 - professional reasons      CI95[0.73, 1.59] O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.90 p < .576 - personal reasons          CI95[0.61, 1.32]
                

ORO controlled for
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- optimism
- financial security
- other activities/hobbies
- married
- male
- age
- time since retirement
- transition to other activities
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.76 p < .314 Married physicians only
-  health reasons           CI95[0.44, 1.30]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.06 p < .78 - professional reasons      CI95[0.69, 1.65] O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.99 p < .948 - personal reasons          CI95[0.64, 0.53]

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