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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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RAFALSKI, Julia Carolina  and  ANDRADE, Alexsandro Luiz de. Retirement planning: brazilian adaptation of PRePS and the influence of decision-making styles. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2016, vol.16, n.1, pp.36-45. ISSN 1984-6657.

Retirement planning has grown in importance with the rising life expectancy and the forecasted social security deficit in Brazil. In order to provide instruments to evaluate aspects of preparation for retirement, this article aimed to: (a) adapt the Process of Retirement Planning Scale (PRePS) to Brazilian Portuguese, and (b) verify the influence of decision-making styles on retirement planning. Participants were 1,290 workers between 18 and 69 years of age (M=37.06; SD=10.5) mostly men (N=944; 73.3%). The Brazilian version of PRePS received the name Escala de Processo de Planejamento da Aposentadoria (EPPlA), and the results of this study showed that rational decision-making style positively and significantly influences all 4 retirement planning spheres: health, finances, life style, and psychosocial. dependent, intuitive, spontaneous, and avoidant styles also proved to be significant predictors in different dimensions.

Keywords : Retirement planning; decision-making styles; psychological scales.

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