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dc.contributor.authorBeier, Margaret E.
Torres, W. Jackeline
Gilberto, Jacqueline M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-27T19:05:16Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-27T19:05:16Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Beier, Margaret E., Torres, W. Jackeline and Gilberto, Jacqueline M.. "Activities Matter: Personality and Resource Determinants of Activities and their Effect on Mental and Physical Well-being and Retirement Expectations." Work, Aging and Retirement, 4, no. 1 (2018) Oxford University Press: 67-78. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/workar/waw034.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/93787
dc.description.abstract Remaining active throughout the lifespan is central to healthy aging. The current study tests a model derived from investment and resource theories that examines the extent to which activities mediate the relationship between individual differences in personality and resources on mental and physical well-being and retirement expectations. A subsample (N = 400; 58% women) of participants from the nationally representative Health and Retirement Study (HRS) was used. Self-reported activities were grouped into 4 broad categories: productive, physical, social, and leisure. Activity variety, operationalized as the number of different activity categories in which a person reported participating over a specified period of time, was also examined. Correlations and path analysis results suggest small but significant effects between personality traits and activity participation, and more consistent effects of personality for predicting activity variety. Personality was also significantly correlated with well-being and retirement expectations as was activity variety. There was limited evidence, however, that activity variety mediated the relationship between personality and resources and mental and physical well-being and retirement expectations as would be predicted by investment theory.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Oxford University Press
dc.rights This is an author's peer-reviewed final manuscript, as accepted by the publisher.
dc.title Activities Matter: Personality and Resource Determinants of Activities and their Effect on Mental and Physical Well-being and Retirement Expectations
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Work, Aging and Retirement
dc.citation.volumeNumber 4
dc.citation.issueNumber 1
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1093/workar/waw034
dc.type.publication post-print
dc.citation.firstpage 67
dc.citation.lastpage 78


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