Exploring Retirement: Positive Ageing Study

What will I have to do if I take part?

Participation will require you to complete a questionnaire pack (approximately 45-60 minutes) consisting of widely used psychological and sociodemographic questions. You will need to complete the questionnaire every 3 months during the first year of the study and then annually for a period of five years (you can withdraw from the study at any point) . The questionnaires will be distributed online or by post depending on your preferences.

Are there any inclusion criteria?

You will need to be planning to retire from paid employment within next 6 months OR have retired in the last 12 months to take part. You will need to be fluent in written and spoken English.

How will the data collected be used?

We hope that the data will help improve future retirees' retirement experience. We will distribute our findings to relevant organisations to provide advice and support. The data collected will be used as part of an ongoing research project (a Postgraduate Thesis); all results will be anonymised and it will not be possible to identify individual participants.

Contact for further information

If you would like to take part in the study or if you require more information, or to discuss your participation, please contact Anastasiia at anastasiia.fadeeva@northumbria.ac.uk or call 01912437018.