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Symbolic interaction and retirement adjustment: an empirical assessment.
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PMID:  753776     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Using a variety of indicators of retirement adjustment most studies have focused on two variables as the critical ones: the kind of work the individual was involved in prior to retirement with its concomitant style of life or the individual's pre-retirement attitudes. Focusing on the latter variable and using a symbolic interaction perspective, it was hypothesized that the individual's significant others are crucial to both the development of his pre-retirement attitudes and his post-retirement adjustment. The data upheld both the predicted relationships, and further suggest that the social world of older people is comprised of both primary groups and proximate others. The Lowenthal and Haven concept of confidants as a major factor in the adjustment of older people, though valuable, too narrowly defines their social world. The broader concept of significant others comprised of both confidants and proximate others seems more realistic.
H Cox; A Bhak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of aging & human development     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0091-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Publication Date:    1978-1979
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-10-17     Completed Date:  1979-10-17     Revised Date:  2006-07-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370033     Medline TA:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Social Adjustment*

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