Social Representations of Retirement: Cross-Cultural Comparison

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Abstract

The paper describes the outcomes of a research on social representations of retirement within three population categories: students, working adults and retired persons. The research employed a technique based on free association experiment. The results obtained on were then compared to the similar data obtained in a study with French subjects. This comparison revealed significant differences in social representations not only in the two ethnic samples, but in the subsamples of Russian subjects as well.

General Information

Keywords: social representations, free association task, cross-cultural comparison, aging, retirement

Journal rubric: Experimental Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Chuykova T.S., Polkina T.M. Social Representations of Retirement: Cross-Cultural Comparison. Sotsial'naya psikhologiya i obshchestvo = Social Psychology and Society, 2012. Vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 89–102. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Tatiyana S. Chuykova, PhD in Psychology, associate professor at the Chair of Applied Psychology and Deviantology, M. Akmullah Bashkir State Pedagogical University, e-mail: chuikova_tatyanv@mail.ru

Tatiana M. Polkina, PhD student at the Psychology Department, Bashkir State Pedagogical University of Ufa named after M. Akmullah, Russia, e-mail: tmp64@mail.ru

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