Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Psychology



First Advisor

Shultz, Kenneth S.

Second Advisor

Riggs, Matt L.

Third Advisor

Montoro-Rodriguez, Julian


This study extends the findings of Elder and Rudolph by predicting that thinking about retirement and the attendance at planning meetings are positively related to both reitrement satisfaction and adjustment. As a result, this study examined the relationship between the predictor variables of formal and informal planning with the criterion variables of retirement satisfaction and retirement adjustment using archival data from the first wave (1992) of the nationally representative Health and Retirement Study (HRS). In addition, this study examined whether length of retirement moderates the relationship between formal and informal planning and retirement satisfaction and retirement adjustment.

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