Personality and retirement: exploring the links between the big five personality traits, reasons for retirement and the experience of being retired
Robinson, Oliver C., Demetre, James D. and Corney, Roslyn (2010) Personality and retirement: exploring the links between the big five personality traits, reasons for retirement and the experience of being retired. Personality and Individual Differences, 48 (7). pp. 792-797. ISSN 0191-8869 (doi:10.1016/j.paid.2010.01.014)Full text not available from this repository.
Despite a range of literature that considers the Five Factor Model of personality in relation to aging and life transitions, it has not previously been linked to retirement. The current study used an online survey design. 365 individuals responded, 86 of whom were approaching retirement, 279 of whom were in retirement. Measures included the Ten Item Personality Inventory, the Satisfaction with Life Scale and questionnaires devised to measure reasons for retirement (RRQ) and the quality of experiences in retirement (REQ). Results showed that Neuroticism related to a negative view of circumstances leading to retirement, while Conscientiousness related to aspirational reasons for retirement. Extraversion and Neuroticism were the only predictors of life satisfaction in those approaching retirement, while Agreeableness, Conscientiousness and low Neuroticism were predictors of life satisfaction and positive experiences in those who had already retired. Personality provided incremental prediction of retirement life satisfaction above reasons for retirement.
|Additional Information:|| Available online 1 March 2010. Published in Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 48, Issue 7, May 2010.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||retirement, five-factor model, big five, life satisfaction, enjoyment, motivations|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Health & Social Care|
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
|Last Modified:||14 May 2013 14:28|
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