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Passion for WorkTheory, Research, and Applications$
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Robert J. Vallerand and Nathalie Houlfort

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190648626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190648626.001.0001

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Passion and Retirement

Passion and Retirement

When Passion for Work Paves the Way to a Healthy Retirement

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Passion for Work

Nathalie Houlfort

Julie Lauzier

Sarah Bourdeau

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews theories and perspectives, such as role theory, the life course perspective, and the resource perspective, pertaining to retirement and how passion for work relates to the main theoretical background used to study retirement. An extensive review of the research that has examined the role of passion for work in retirees’ psychological adjustment is presented. Results show that harmonious passion for work is positively associated with retirees’ psychological adjustment, whereas the opposite if found for obsessive passion. The chapter concludes with suggestions for future research in this important area as well as with practical implications aimed at organizations, workers and retirees to facilitate a smoother life transition and to experience a more fulfilling retirement.

Keywords:   passion for work, retirement, psychological well-being, role theory, resources, professional identity, transition

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