The psychology of portfolio withdrawal rates.

TitleThe psychology of portfolio withdrawal rates.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsAsebedo, SD, Browning, C
JournalPsychology and Aging
ISSN Number0882-7974
Keywordsagreeableness, Conscientiousness, extraversion, Finance, Negative Emotions, Neuroticism, Openness to Experience, Personality, Personality Traits, portfolio withdrawal rates, Positive Emotions, psychological characteristics, Retirement, Self-efficacy

This study investigates how personality and psychological characteristics shape portfolio withdrawal rates (PWR) within a sample of 3,678 U.S. individuals age 50 and over from the Health and Retirement Study. Structural equation model results revealed that those with greater conscientiousness, extraversion, positive affect, and financial self-efficacy have lower PWR; whereas those with greater openness, agreeableness, neuroticism, and negative affect have higher PWR. Findings from this study break new ground by establishing a link between psychological characteristics and PWR. Moreover, results provide insight to financial planning practitioners as they explore retirement income planning beyond its technical aspects and seek to maximize their clients’ satisfaction from the consumption of their retirement portfolios. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)

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