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Psychol Aging. 2013 Dec;28(4):1098-107. doi: 10.1037/a0034672.

Income decline and retiree well-being: the moderating role of attachment.

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1
Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management, Israel Institute of Technology.
2
Faculty of Management, Tel Aviv University.
3
Smithers Institute, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University.

Abstract

Given that it influences the appraisal of situations and the utilization of coping resources, attachment orientation may condition the effects of retirement-related stressors on retiree well-being. Focusing on depression, psychosomatic complaints and health, as well as income decline as a retirement-related stressor, we followed a sample of workers from just before retirement to up to 7 years postretirement. Results indicate that attachment avoidance-but not anxiety-moderates the adverse effects of income decline on well-being, with such effects more pronounced among individuals reporting higher levels of attachment avoidance. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

PMID:
24364411
PMCID:
PMC4026173
DOI:
10.1037/a0034672
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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