Burr, Andrew and Santo, Jonathan B. and Pushkar, Dolores
Affective Well-Being in Retirement: The Influence of Valuers, Money and Health Across Three Years.
Journal of Happiness Studies
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10902-009-9173-2
In this study, personal values, health and financial status were investigated as determinates of affective well-being in a sample of 371 recent retirees across 3 years. Personal values, measured with the Portrait Value Questionnaire (Schwartz et al. in J Cross Cult Psychol 32:519-542, 2001), were hypnotized to show direct links to positive effect (PA) and negative affect (NA) as well as to moderate the association between financial and health status and affective well-being. Using structural equation modeling, higher PA was predicted by female gender, better finances, fewer illnesses, and higher self-transcendence (SE) and lower OC values. SE and OC also moderate the association between financial status and PA. Longitudinal analysis indicated a relatively stable pattern of associations across 3 years. While the impact of finances on affect was stable over time, the effects of health and values increased across 3 years.
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