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Studies

Tyssen et al. (2009): study NO 1993

Publication

Author(s):
Tyssen, R.; Gude, T.; Hem, E.
Title:
Lower Life Satisfaction in Physicians Compared with a General Population Sample: A 10-year Longitudinal, Nationwide Study of Course and Predictors.
Source:
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 2009, Vol. 44, 47 - 54

Investigation

Public:
Physicians followed 9 years after graduating, Norway, 1993-2002
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Non-probability chunk sample
Respondents:
N = 631
Non Response:
Resp. 17% , 38% at 1 year, 33% at 4 years, 38 % at 9 years.
Assessment:
Questionnaire: paper
Sent after graduating, one year after, 4 years after and 9 years after.

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Considering your life at the moment, would you say that you are by and large satisfied with life or are you mostly dissatisfied
7  very much satisfied
6  very satisfied
5  quite satisfied
4  so-so
3  quite dissatisfied
2  very dissatisfied
1  very much dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-7-c
Author's label:
Life satisfaction level
Remarks:
As assessed at T3 and T4 (4 and 9 years after graduation)
Page in publication:
50
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%,   6: 0%,   7: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.20

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Step of career Past happiness ( 1 to 10 years ago)
History of current occupation
Being a physian Kind of occupation (profession) Age Current age (in years) Gender Sex (male vs female) Neuroticism trait Neuroticism in nation Extraversion trait Extraverted Consciousness trait Conscientious