Modes of experiencing and adapting to retirement.

  title={Modes of experiencing and adapting to retirement.},
  author={G A Hornstein and Seymour Wapner},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  volume={21 4},
Retirement is typically viewed as a monolithic event which affects all individuals in generally the same way. As a way of beginning to transcend stereotypic views and understand the complex reality of how individuals actually experience retirement, this study was directed toward identifying and describing diversity in modes of retirement adaptation. Twenty-four individuals, drawn from a range of occupational groups, were intensively interviewed one month prior to and six to eight months… CONTINUE READING