Retirement adjustment: a review of theoretical and empirical advancements

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In this article, we review both theoretical and empirical advancements in retirement adjustment research. After reviewing and integrating current theories about retirement adjustment, we propose a resource-based dynamic perspective to apply to the understanding of retirement adjustment. We then review empirical findings that are associated with the key research questions in this literature: (a) What is the general impact of retirement on the individual? and (b) What are the factors that influence retirement adjustment quality? We also highlight important future research directions that may be fruitful for psychologists to pursue in this area. keywords: retirement adjustment; older workers; resource perspective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-213
JournalAmerican Psychologist
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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