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Virshub & Coombs (1993): study US Los Angeles County, California 1988

Publication

Author(s):
Virshub, B.; Coombs, R.H.
Title:
Physicians' Adjustment to Retirement.
Source:
The Journal of Western Medicine, 1993, Vol. 158, 142 - 144

Investigation

Public:
Retired physicians, Los Angeles County, 198?
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 161
Non Response:
32.35%
Assessment:
Multiple asesment methods
questionnaire (mail) + recorded interviews + shortened questionnaire

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

.. happy .. (full text not reported)
4  wonderfull
3  happy
2  ok
1  unhappy
Classification:
O-H?-?-sq-v-4-e
Remarks:
Full responses only (N=99)
Late partial responders (N= 66) M = 2.80
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7%,   2: 15%,   3: 55%,   4: 23%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.94
SD:
0.81

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding nonrespondents Non response, refusal