Change in social support after retirement: longitudinal findings from the Normative Aging Study.

@article{Bosse1993ChangeIS,
  title={Change in social support after retirement: longitudinal findings from the Normative Aging Study.},
  author={Rebecca Bosse and Carolyn M. Aldwin and Michael R. Levenson and A. G. Spiro and Daniel M. Mroczek},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={
          P210-7
        }
}
Although retirement is generally thought to lead to a decline in social support due to a loss of social contacts with coworkers, the evidence for this is at best contradictory. This longitudinal study examined change in social support among 1,311 men, participants in the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study, over a 3-year period. In general, long-term retirees reported the least quantitative social support, and the continuing full-time workers the most; however, change in workforce… CONTINUE READING
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