Are you ready for retirement? Retirement and quality of life as resources

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Retirement in later life has been considered as an important aspect of life course, because it contributes in many ways to one’s life change, social relations updates, and health declines. Although aging brings with changes and declining all aspects of life, many older adults still remain in active after their retirement. This study will address about relationships between older adults’ retirement and its’ quality-of-life resource. Retirement, itself, may be associated with a loss of professional colleagues and work-related friends (Gloria et al, 2015). By contrast, growing numbers of older adults may maintain their active participation in social networks through diverse physical activities including daily exercise after their retirement (Hooyman & Kiyak, 2020). Compared to working adults, retired older adults may have a greater amount of time to be involved in diverse physical activities (Feldman, 2013). Given that aging processes encompass social, emotional, and physical changes or adaptations, it is clear that aging can be considered as not only a physical but also a social process (Lee & Bakk, 2001). The current study’s findings build on accounting for how older adults’ retirement differentially explained to their quality of life. A directive for future research is to examine more diverse variables which explain the dynamic relationships between older adults’ demographic factors.

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JournalJournal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice
StatePublished - Apr 30 2023

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