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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

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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]

dc.contributor.authorWindsor, Timothy
dc.contributor.authorButterworth, Peter
dc.contributor.authorRodgers, Bryan
dc.contributor.authorAnstey, Kaarin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:33:03Z
dc.identifier.issn1535-6523
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/34532
dc.description.abstractThis 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 control beliefs relative to retirees, those working at home and part-time employees, in unadjusted analyses. Statistical adjustment for the effects of sociodemographic characteristics, health and activity engagement resulted in the difference in control beliefs of retirees and full-time workers becoming non-significant. Financial problems, mental health, and engagement in different domains of goal-directed activity were identified as significant mediators of the relationship between retirement status and control. Implications of the findings for wellbeing in later life are discussed.
dc.publisherBaywood Publishing Company
dc.sourceHallym International Journal Of Aging
dc.subjectKeywords: adult; article; Australia; compensation; demography; employment status; female; financial management; human; locus of control; male; mental health; population; retirement; statistical analysis Employment status; Internal-external control; Leisure activities; Mental health; Retirement
dc.titleRetirement and the sense of control in young-old adults: the mediating role of engagement in goal-directed activities
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume9
dc.date.issued2007
local.identifier.absfor111714 - Mental Health
local.identifier.ariespublicationU4146231xPUB114
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationWindsor, Timothy, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRodgers, Bryan, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationButterworth, Peter, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAnstey, Kaarin, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage17
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage29
local.identifier.doi10.2190/HA.9.1.b
local.identifier.absseo920410 - Mental Health
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T09:32:40Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-41549163243
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