The Oxford Handbook of Retirement (Oxford Library of Psychology)

The Oxford Handbook of Retirement (Oxford Library of Psychology)

By: Mo Wang (editor)Hardback

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As the Baby Boom generation approaches traditional retirement age, the aging of the global labor force will continue to lead to an increase in the number of people who will transition into retirement in the next decade. Retirement researchers have made several important advances in their field in recent years that represent a shift from examining retirement through an economic to a psychological perspective. Retirement is not simply a one-time decision-making event; rather, it represents a process through which workers decrease their psychological commitment to work and behaviorally withdraw from the workforce. Approaching retirement from this perspective, The Oxford Handbook of Retirement offers comprehensive, up-to-date, and forward-thinking summaries of contemporary knowledge on retirement. The approach is interdisciplinary, spanning human resource management, organizational psychology, development psychology, gerontology, sociology, public health, and economics. The chapters assembled in this volume are organized into five parts, providing comprehensive coverage conceptualizations of retirement from multiple disciplines; existing theoretical perspectives and research findings on retirement, including adult development, career development, organizational and management, and economic perspectives; current and future challenges in retirement research and practice; and recommendations and suggestions for prospective areas of research. Assembling expertly authored chapters from leaders in the field, this volume provides a comprehensive summary on the knowledge domain of retirement useful for students, academics, and retirement researchers.

About Author

Mo Wang, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Department of Management, Warrington College of Business Administration, University of Florida.


Part One: General Introduction ; 1. Retirement: An Introduction and Overview of the Handbook ; Mo Wang ; 2. The Evolving History of Retirement within the United States ; Michael J. Zickar ; 3. The Demography of Aging and Retirement ; Felicia Wheaton and Eileen M. Crimmins ; 4. Variations on a Retirement Theme: Conceptual and Operational Definitions of Retirement ; Terry A. Beehr and Nathan A. Bowling ; Part Two: Retirement Process Theoretical Perspectives ; 5. The Life Course Perspective on Life in the Post-Retirement Period ; Paul Wink and Jacquelyn Boone James ; 6. Continuity Theory and Retirement ; Monika E. von Bonsdorff and Juhani Ilmarinen ; 7. The Theory of Selection, Optimization and Compensation ; Boris B. Baltes and Cort W. Rudolph ; 8. Protean Career Model and Retirement ; Najung Kim and Douglas T. Hall ; 9. Retirement and Human Resources Management: A Strategic Approach ; Barbara L. Rau and Gary A. Adams ; 10. Economic Theories of Retirement ; John Laitner and Aanda Sonnega ; 11. A Multilevel Perspective for Retirement Research ; Maximiliane E. Szinovacz ; Part Three: Retirement Research ; 12. Research Methods in Retirement Research ; Gwenith G. Fisher and Robert J. Willis ; 13. Age, Gender, and the Retirement Process. ; Barbara Griffin, Vanessa Loh, and Beryl Hesketh ; 14. The Employer's Perspective on Retirement ; Kene Henkens and Hendrik P. van Dalen ; 15. Retirement Attitudes: Considering Etiology, Measurement, Attitude-Behavior Relationships, and Attitudinal Ambivalence ; Daniel A. Newman, Gahyun Jeon, and Charles L. Hulin ; 16. Planning and Adaptation to Retirement: The Post-Retirement Environment, Change Management Resources, and Need-Oriented Factors as Moderators ; Mary Anne Taylor and Meline Schaffer ; 17. Retirement Decision Making ; Steve M. Jex and James Grosch ; 18. Feeling Like It's Time to Retire: A Fit Perspective on Early Retirement Decisions ; Daniel C. Feldman ; 19. Bridge Employment ; Kevin E. Cahill, Michael D. Giandre, and Joseph F. Quinn ; 20. Adjustment to Retirement ; Hanna van Solinge ; 21. The Association of Retirement with Physical and Behavioral Health ; William T. Gallo ; 22. Leisure Activities in Retirement ; Lorraine T. Dorfman ; 23. Family, Work, and the Retirement Process: A Review and New Directions ; Russell A. Matthews and Gwenith G. Fisher ; Part Four: Retirement Practice ; 24. Social Security, Pension System, and Retirement Savings ; Xiang Yao and Haoran Peng ; 25. Employment Law and Retirement ; Christina L. Causey and Joanna N. Lahey ; 26. Effective Financial Planning for Retirement ; Douglas A. Hershey, Joy M. Jacobs-Lawson, and James T. Austin ; 27. Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Mature Workers ; Jeanette N. Cleveland and Sarina M. Maneotis ; 28. Designing Early Retirement Incentive Programs ; Yujie Zhan ; 29. Health Care and Health Insurance in Retirement ; Karoline Mortensen and Jennifer Villani ; 30. Learning and Training in Retirement ; Jerry W. Hedge and Victoria A. Albright ; 31. Technology and Retirement Life: A Systematic Review of the Literature on Older Adults and Social Media ; Bo Xie, Man Huang, and Ivan Watkins ; 32. Retirement Practices in Different Countries ; Jose Maria Peiro, Nuria Tordera, and Kristina Potocnik ; Part Five: Future Trends and Conclusions ; 33. The Changing Nature of Work and Retirement ; Kenneth S. Shultz and Deborah A. Olson ; 34. Collision Course: The Impending Impact of Current Immigration and Retirement Trends ; Derek R. Avery, Sabrina D. Volpone, and Aleksandra Luksyte ; 35. Generational Differences in Older Workers and Retirement ; Jesse Erdheim and Michael A. Lodato ; 36. Retirement and Creativity ; Ryan Fehr ; 37. Retirement Research: Concluding Observations and Strategies to Move Forward ; Mo Wang

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  • ISBN13: 9780199746521
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 672
  • ID: 9780199746521
  • weight: 1308
  • ISBN10: 0199746524

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