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Author: Reitzes, Donald C.
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1. Reitzes, Donald C.
Mutran, Elizabeth
Pope, Hallowell
Location and Well-Being Among Retired Men
Journal of Gerontology 46,4 (July 1991): S195-S203.
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Gerontological Society of America
Keyword(s): Age and Ageing; Geographical Variation; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Residence; Retirement/Retirement Planning; Support Networks; Well-Being

This paper investigates the influence of environment, specifically residence in a central city or suburb, on the psychological well-being of a sample of retired men drawn from the NLS of Older Men. Three issues were explored: (1) whether there were statistically significant differences among retired men living in central cities, suburbs, and non-metropolitan areas in their well-being, personal and social characteristics, networks, and activities; (2) whether differences in location exerted independent and interactional effects on well-being; and (3) whether location indirectly influences well-being through activities. Results indicate that: (1) retired men living in suburbs experienced the highest mean well-being scores; (2) poor health reduced the well- being of retired men in the suburbs to a greater extent than in the central cities; and (3) suburban location indirectly influenced well-being by way of its effect on informal activities.
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Reitzes, Donald C., Elizabeth Mutran and Hallowell Pope. "Location and Well-Being Among Retired Men." Journal of Gerontology 46,4 (July 1991): S195-S203.