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Community participation and mental health during retirement in community sample of Australians

Olesen, Sarah; Berry, Helen


Objectives: This study considered whether community participation during later adulthood is more strongly associated with mental health during retirement than it is while in employment; i.e. in the absence of paid work. Method: Participants were 322 men and 311 women aged 45 years and older, who were part of a random sample of an Australian coastal community. The frequency of participation across 14 types of community-based activities was assessed. Overall mental health was measured on a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Aging and Mental Health
DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2010.501053


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