ERIC Number: ED220764
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Retirement Satisfaction among Coal Miners: A Correlational Study.
Clark, Diane J.; And Others
Because of increases in life expectancy and early retirement, the quality of life during retirement is of concern to many people. Previous research has found that health and adequate income have consistently been related to life satisfaction during retirement. Several satisfaction measures were administered to a group of 55 retired coal miners. The variables of health and income were controlled to assess the effects of other variables. When health and income were held constant, planning was the best predictor of satisfaction. For those living in their own homes, internality also predicted satisfaction in retirement. Results indicated that preretirement counseling and/or individual planning may facilitate higher levels of life satisfaction after retirement. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (28th, New Orleans, LA, March 24-27, 1982).