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Scale name: Satisfaction with Life in Retirement (SWLRS)

Description: This is a measure designed to be administered to working adults (i.e., pre-retirees) to tap expectations of future retirement satisfaction.

Source: Gutierrez, H. C., & Hershey, D. A. (2014). Age differences in expected satisfaction with life in retirement. International Journal of Aging & Human Development, 78, 93-114. doi: 10.2190/AG.78.2.a

Cronbach's alpha: 0.87 for young adults; 0.85 for middle-aged adults 

Response format: Likert-type response format (1 = strongly disagree; 7 = strongly agree)

Instructions: Using the seven-point scale below, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. 


            1. I expect that in retirement my life will be close to ideal. 

            2. Once I enter retirement, the conditions of my life will be excellent. 

            3. After I retire, I will be satisfied with life. 

            4. After I retire, I will have gotten the important things I wanted in life. 



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