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Although there are many studies examining couple’s financial preparation for retirement, there are relatively few examining how couples expect to use their time in retirement. This does not undermine the importance of how coupes plan to use their time. Research has shown that leisure time usage was a bigger challenge than finances for retired couples (Henry, Milller, & Giarrusso, 2005).The current study extends previous research by having couples answer an open ended question about their retirement plans and seeing the congruency between planned leisure and time usage by husbands and wives. Specifically this study seeks to answer: 1. What do midlife couples plan to do when they retire? 2. Do wives and husbands have the same plans about how they will spend their leisure time? 3. What factors predict husband and wife congruence of retirement plans?
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Malczyk, Benjamin R. and Yorgason, Jeremy, "Predicting Dyadic Congruence in Retirement Plans Among Middle-Aged Couples" (2010). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 209.
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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