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Grant - Assisting the transition to retirement

Researchers:
Professor Catherine Haslam; Dr Tegan Cruwys; Professor Nyla Branscombe; Professor Stephen Haslam; Dr Niklas Steffens; Professor Nancy Pachana
Granting Body:
Australian Research Council
Funding Scheme:
Discovery Grant
Collaborators:
University of Kansas, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics
Investigator School:
Psychology
Timing:
1st January 2016 to 31st December 2018

Description

This project aims to improve our understanding of the factors governing successful adjustment to retirement. Retirement involves a major life change, to which 30per cent of people fail to adjust successfully. Previous work in the social identity tradition suggests that the negative effects of significant life changes (egmoving into care) can be buffered by access to social group networks, but this possibility has not been examined in the context of retirement. This project plans to address this gap through studies that establish the importance of social group factors for successful adjustment among Australian, English, American and Chinese retirees. It also plans to test the efficacy of a new model that seeks to improve adjustment to retirement by incorporating various forms of social planning into preparation for this transition.
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