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

Dikla Segel-Karpas, Peter A. Bamberger*, Samuel B. Bacharach

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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

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1098-1107
Number of pages10
JournalPsychology and Aging
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Funding

FundersFunder number
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism# 5 R01 AA011976
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and AlcoholismR01AA011976
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

    Keywords

    • Attachment
    • Older adults'
    • Retirement adjustment
    • Retirement income
    • Well-being

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