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PSY 180 Psychology of Aging

Compiled by Stacey Cooper

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Psychological Factors Influencing Adjustment to Retirement

"Psychological Factors Influencing Adjustment to Retirement" in PRIZREN SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL by Agron Hoxha is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Basic Terms

  • psychological well-being
  • life satisfaction
  • adjustment to retirement
  • personality
  • perception about aging
  • quality of respect from others
  • five types of personality traits
  • passing leadership on
  • old age
  • generativity
  • ego integrity
  • despair


(Learning Objectives, Key Points, and Basic Terms content by Professor Stacey Cooper is licensed under CC BY 4.0.)

The quality of aging or life after retirement is determined by levels of psychological well-being and life satisfaction. The levels of psychological well-being and quality of life satisfaction can be influenced by multiple factors including personality, perception of individuals about aging and the quality of respect they get from others. This study was conducted with 170 elderly individuals ranging from 65 to 85 years of age. The results showed significant relationships between dependent variables such as psychological well-being and life satisfaction, and the independent factors including personality, perception of aging and respect from others.