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Scale name: Retirement Planning Metacognitions 

Description: The retirement planning metacognition scale is designed to tap individuals’ self-perceptions of competence when it comes to thinking about and planning for retirement. 

Source: Kiso, H, & Hershey, D. A. (2017). Working adults’ metacognitions regarding financial planning for retirement. Work, Aging, and Retirement, 3(1), 77-88. doi: 10.1093/workar/waw021

Cronbach's alpha: 0.88

Response format: Likert-type response format (1 = strongly disagree; 5 = strongly agree)

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


            1. I feel like it’s harder for me to think about retirement planning than it is for other people. 

            2. I find that I often postpone thinking about financial planning for retirement. 

            3. I feel overwhelmed by the thought of financial planning for retirement.

            4. When doing financial planning for retirement, it’s easy for me to get mixed up and                           confused.

            5. I hate the idea of thinking about financial planning for retirement. 



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