This paper is aimed at exploring the adjustment of individuals who have faced the transition to retirement. The consequences of this transition have been assessed through the "Consequences of Early Retirement Work", which investigates the impact of retirement on personal aims, family relationships and social integration. Data were collected on a sample of 200 participants (mean age = 63.06; SD = 4.32). Using a cluster analysis, three profiles of retirement adjustment have been identified. The results of MANOVA and Chi Square Test indicated that these profiles show significant differences concerning individual and work related factors, personal and social resources, life satisfaction and retirement satisfaction.
Keywords: Retirement adjustment, retirement profiles, Cluster Analysis, retirees.
Greta Mazzetti, Silvia Simbula, Cristina Feduzi, Dina Guglielmi, From work to non-work: a study on profiles of retirement adjustment in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 1/2014, pp. 53-81, DOI:10.3280/RIP2014-001003