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Retirement and the sense of control in young-old adults: the mediating role of engagement in goal-directed activities

Windsor, Timothy; Butterworth, Peter; Rodgers, Bryan; Anstey, Kaarin


This article describes an investigation of the relationships between employment status, engagement in activities, and the sense of control in a population-based sample of 2,551 Australian males and females aged 60 to 64. Through taking part in a structured interview, participants provided information on their employment status, socio-demographic characteristics, health, control beliefs and engagement in different domains of activity. Results indicated that full-time employees reported higher...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Hallym International Journal Of Aging
DOI: 10.2190/HA.9.1.b


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