Title

Career-Related Variables and Planned Retirement Age: An Extension of Beehr's Model

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

15 p.

Publication Date

10-1999

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Journal of Vocational Behavior

Source ISSN

0001-8791

Abstract

The relationships among three career-related variables, career commitment, career growth opportunity, and occupational goal attainment, and planned retirement age were examined separately and relative to personal and work-related predictors of retirement using a sample of 172 working adults age 45 years and older. Hierarchical regression analysis indicated that career commitment and occupational goal attainment accounted for a significant portion of variance in planned retirement age after the influence of the personal and work-related variables was held constant. A two-way interaction between career commitment and occupational goal attainment was not supported, nor was a two-way interaction between career commitment and career growth opportunity. Further, age did not moderate the relationships between either job satisfaction or career commitment and planned retirement age.

Comments

Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 55, No. 2 (October 1999): 221-235. DOI.

Gary Adams was affiliated with the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh at the time of publication.