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Five-Factor Model Personality Traits and the Retirement Transition

Title: Five-Factor Model Personality Traits and the Retirement Transition: Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Associations.
Name(s): Löckenhoff, Corinna, author
Terracciano, Antonio, author
Costa, Paul, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2009
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The authors examined associations between 5-factor personality traits and retirement in a diverse community sample. Longitudinal analyses (n = 367) compared personality trajectories of participants who remained employed and participants who retired. Personality at baseline did not predict future retirement, but compared to participants who remained employed, retirees increased in Agreeableness and decreased in Activity, a facet of Extraversion. In cross-sectional analyses among retirees (n = 144), those low in Neuroticism and high in Extraversion reported higher retirement satisfaction, and those high in Extraversion reported higher postretirement activity levels. Findings suggest that the trait perspective contributes to the understanding of the retirement process.
Identifier: FSU_migr_geriatrics_faculty_publications-0024 (IID), 10.1037/a0015121 (DOI)
Keywords: retirement, personality traits, five-factor model, longitudinal, aging
Uncontrolled subjects: Aged, Aging, Anxiety, Baltimore, Cross-Sectional Studies, Extraversion (Psychology), Female, Health Surveys, Humans, Interpersonal Relations, Longitudinal Studies, Male, Middle Aged, Motor Activity, Personal Satisfaction, Personality Inventory, Retirement
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Citation: Loeckenhoff CE, Terracciano A, & Costa PT Jr. (2009). Five-Factor Model personality traits and the retirement transition: Longitudinal and cross-sectional associations. Psychology and Aging, 24, 722-728.
Subject(s): Behavior
Human behavior
Medical sciences
Social aspects
Social sciences
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Geriatrics Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Psychology and Aging.
Issue: 3, 24

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Löckenhoff, C., Terracciano, A., & Costa, P. (2009). Five-Factor Model Personality Traits and the Retirement Transition: Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Associations. Psychology And Aging. Retrieved from