ERIC Number: EJ969555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Psychological Effects of the Transition to Retirement
Osborne, John W.
Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, v46 n1 p45-58 2012
Psychological effects of disengagement from a work life and the transition to retirement are discussed. These effects include partial identity disruption, decision paralysis, diminished self trust, experience of a post retirement void, the search for meaningful engagement in society, development of a retirement/life structure, the confluence of aging and retirement, death anxiety, the critical nurturing of social relationships, and self-actualization. Some aspects of preretirement life that can be predictive of a successful transition are also presented. This article is relevant for both counsellors and retirement advisors, whose clients may be planning retirement or have retired.
Descriptors: Retirement, Death, Psychology, Counselors, Identification, Self Concept, Aging (Individuals), Older Adults, Counseling, Satisfaction, Foreign Countries, Quality of Life
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada