The Role of Job-Related Rewards in Retirement Planning

TitleThe Role of Job-Related Rewards in Retirement Planning
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsKosloski, K, Ekerdt, DJ, DeViney, S
JournalThe Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences
Call Numberpubs_1997_Kosloski_KJGSeriesB.pdf
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction

This article evaluates the relevance of certain job-related rewards (intrinsic gratification, positive social relations, and opportunities for ascendance in the workplace) for retirement planning. These three types of work-related rewards were hypothesized to hold negative relationships with three types of retirement planning. This study set out to prove that as the level of work-related rewards increased, workers would be less likely to plan for retirement. Results show this relationship exists for intrinsic rewards and social relations, but not for workplace ascendance. Workers with jobs high in intrinsic rewards or positive social relations were less likely to plan for retirement, regardless of which definition of retirement planning was used. However, workers with jobs high in opportunities for ascendance were more likely to think about retirement and plan for it.

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Job Satisfaction/Retirement Planning/Health Status

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Citation Key6759