An opportunity for retired adults to contribute to the knowledge on the factors predicting more adaptive retirement experience.
There is a significant evidence that social environment affects people’s motivation in different life situations but recent research has also demonstrated an important role of personality characteristics in motivation. It is also known that individual differences affect adjustment to retirement and the ageing process. For example, individuals high in conscientiousness and openness are more likely to have more satisfying retirement experience compared with typical individuals.
Understanding how personality affects retired adults’ motivation and behaviour in different life scenarios and their leisure habits will help improve our understanding of what makes for a happy retirement and potentially inform a future intervention focusing on promoting health and well-being in older people. As such, the aim of the current research is to explore the role of personality in motivation among retired adults.
Retired participants, both males and females, at any stage of retirement from different age groups.
You will be asked to fill in an online questionnaire pack which should take around 50 minutes. You can if needed, take a short break at any stage of the survey. However, the answers cannot be saved automatically so the survey should be completed in one go.
If you require a paper version of the survey, please get in touch.
The survey is available to complete any time up until 18th January 2019.
By taking part in this survey study, participants will contribute to the knowledge on motivation during retirement. It is hoped that the findings will improve the understanding of what makes for a happy retirement and inform a future intervention promoting health and well-being in older adults.