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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
Transition after retirement
Our Classification
Distribution
a.solely to leisure activity: 31%,
b.became an active volunteer: 18%,
d: maintained regular position with reduced schedule: 25%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
selfreported changes in activity after retirement, full text not reported
a: solely to leisure activity
b: became an active volunteer
c: accepted a different position
d: maintained regular position with reduced schedule

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.30 p < .265 All physicians
-  solely to leisure activity   
   CI95[0.82, 2.08]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.79 p < .378 - became an active volunteer
  CI95[0.82, 2.08]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.81 p < .399 - accepted a different position  
  CI95[0.49, 1.33]
- maintained regular position with reduced
  schedule   (reference)

ORO controlled for
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- optimism
- financial security
- other activities/hobbies
- married
- male
- age
- time since retirement
- reasons for retirement
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.18 p < .527 Married physicians only
- solely to leisure activity
  CI95[0.70, 1.99]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.92 p < .790 - became an active volunteer
  CI95[0.51, 1.67]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 0.97 p < .921 - accepted a different position   
  CI95[0.56, 1.69]
- maintained regular position with reduced
  schedule    (reference)

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