Happiness for retirees

Happiness for retirees

Older people should give up seeking success and status if they want to be happy after they retire, suggests a new study.

Andrew Burr and colleagues from Concordia University in Canada study, report their findings in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Happiness Studies.

The researchers studied 371 recently-retired adults over a period of three years. After controlling for financial and health factors, they found that the retirees’ life values were good predictors of their well-being.

While previous studies have found that seeking success and status can make younger adults happier, the Canadian research showed that similar desires are likely to make retirees less happy.

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