Psychological aspects of adaptation to retirement

VEGA 2/0048/18

Duration of the project:
1.1.2018 - 31.12.2021

Principal investigator:
prof. Mgr. Peter Halama, PhD.

prof. PhDr. Viera Bačová, DrSc.
PhDr. Jana Kordačová, CSc.
Ing. Mgr. Róbert Hanák. PhD.

The focus of the project is the specific transition life situation in the life of older persons, namely leaving their active work life to retire. According to current research findings, this is a difficult life situation with a possible negative impact on human psychological functioning. The project focuses on identifying personality, social, and cognitive resources and barriers of optimal coping with this life situation, and also on the qualitative study of the process of retirement adjustment, with the goal to enrich current knowledge in this field. The project also includes preparation of intervention based on research findings and on different information that prepare for retirement for people in pre-retirement age, and verifying its effectiveness.

Key words:
retirement, personality, social environment, adaptation, transitional life events