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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
Retired
Our Classification
Distribution
a.retired: 69%,
b.currently working: 11%,
c.never worked: 20%
Related specification variables
Operationalization
selfreport,  text not reported
a: retired (reference)
b: currently working
c: never worked

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.64 p < .195 Spouses only (N = 399)
- working     (vs retired) CI95[0.78, 3.46]
O-DT-c-sq-?-9-a ORO = 1.71 p < .031 - never worked (vs retired)   CI95[1.05, 2.78]

ORO controlled for:
- current health
- health compared to pre-retirement
- financial security
- 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