Employment in Late Adulthood: Psychological Arguments Pro’s and Con’s

  • Tetiana Partyko Department of Psychology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Universytetska Street 1, Lviv
Keywords: employment, psychological well-being, self-attitude, emotions, late adulthood

Abstract

The research participants were people aged 60-79. The research shows that higher employment status contributes to their psychological well-being, primarily to positive interaction with others and their ability to master the environment. The research has proved that higher education and confidence in financial well-being of employed people reduces the intensity of asthenic emotions, while in those unemployed it increases the intensity of asthenic emotions. The employed are more self-confident, their self-confidence contributes to their psychological well-being. Self-confidence of the unemployed people while enhancing psychological well-being at the same time increases sthenic emotions. It is shown that reticence as self-attitude modality plays a greater role in the personality structure of the elderly people who are unemployed. The conclusions are made on weak and strong points of employment in late adulthood

Author Biography

Tetiana Partyko, Department of Psychology, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Universytetska Street 1, Lviv

PhD, professor

psychology of elderly people

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Published
2016-06-28
How to Cite
Partyko, T. (2016). Employment in Late Adulthood: Psychological Arguments Pro’s and Con’s. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(1), 115-124. https://doi.org/10.15503/jecs20161.115.124