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The influence of the early retirement process on satisfaction with early retirement and psychological well-being.
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PMID:  20503808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study explores the influence of the early retirement process on adjustment to early retirement, taking into account the roles of individual characteristics and social context in this process. We proposed a systematic model integrating perceived ability to continue working, organizational pressures toward early retirement and group norms about early retirement as antecedents of the early retirement process and subsequent satisfaction with early retirement and psychological well-being. In addition, we examined the moderating role of the voluntariness of the early retirement transition in the proposed model. Our hypotheses were tested using a sample of 213 early retirees. We found that while high organizational pressures were related to lower retirement age, low perceived ability to continue working and group norms favorable to early retirement were related to higher levels of early retirement intentions. Furthermore, group norms favorable to early retirement
Kristina Potocnik; Nuria Tordera; Jos? Mar?a Peir?
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of aging & human development     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0091-4150     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-27     Completed Date:  2010-06-16     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370033     Medline TA:  Int J Aging Hum Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculty of Psychology, Department of Social Psychology, University of Valencia, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological*
Aging / psychology*
Middle Aged
Models, Psychological*
Personal Satisfaction
Quality of Life*
Retirement / psychology*

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