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dc.contributor.authorHeybroek, Lachlanen
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, Micheleen
dc.contributor.authorBaxter, Janeenen
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-13T03:39:06Zen
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-16T03:19:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-16T03:19:28Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10620/17880en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10620/4143en
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates changes in life satisfaction across the retirement transition. Retirement is an important life course transition, potentially involving major changes to an individual’s economic and social circumstances. This research contributes to a better understanding of the retirement experience in Australian society by identifying variations in life satisfaction following retirement and the individual characteristics associated with these variations. Latent growth mixture models were used to analyze data from the first 11 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia survey and included 724 people who made a single transition into retirement. Some retirees maintained high life satisfaction across the retirement transition (40%), others experienced declining levels of life satisfaction from a high level prior to retirement (28%), some experienced increasing life satisfaction from a low level prior to retirement (14%), while another group reported a declining low level of life satisfaction (18%). These results indicate considerable diversity in life satisfaction that is masked by analyses that focus on overall averages. Individuals who experience significant declines in life satisfaction tend to have worse health and lower access to a range of social and economic resources compared to other groups. We conclude that retirement is not a uniform experience and that changes in life satisfaction over the retirement transition are associated with both pre- and postretirement experiences.en
dc.subjectSatisfaction -- Lifeen
dc.subjectAgeing -- Retirementen
dc.titleLife Satisfaction and Retirement in Australia: A Longitudinal Approachen
dc.typeJournal Articlesen
dc.identifier.urlhttp://workar.oxfordjournals.org/content/workar/1/2/166.full.pdfen
dc.identifier.surveyHILDAen
dc.description.keywordsLife satisfactionen
dc.description.keywordsRetirementen
dc.identifier.journalWork, Aging and Retirementen
dc.identifier.volume1en
dc.description.pages166–180en
dc.identifier.issue2en
local.identifier.id4656en
dc.subject.dssAgeingen
dc.subject.dssmaincategorySatisfactionen
dc.subject.dssmaincategoryAgeingen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryLifeen
dc.subject.dsssubcategoryRetirementen
dc.subject.flosseAgeingen
dc.relation.surveyHILDAen
dc.old.surveyvalueHILDAen
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