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Sense of coherence and intentions to retire early among Finnish women and men.

Year
2010
Country
Finland
Sample
Finnish men and women aged 30-54 at baseline
Method
Gathered from postal surveys. Baseline 1998, follow-up 2003.

Analysis
Logistic regression analysis
Aim
To explore whether SOC is associated with intentions to retire early, and whether socio-economic, psychosocial and work and health behaviour related factors influence this association.
SOC Scale
SOC-13, 7-point Likert scale
Statistical data

N=24 385 (Baseline), response rate of follow-up 80%. Excluded: youngest age-group (20-24 years), retired, those with strong intentions to retire at baseline, those who had applied for retirement.

Final sample: N=12 275 (W: 7409, M: 4866, Finnish speaking: 10882, Swedish speaking: 1393).  

SOC range 16-91, mean 65.2 (SD 11.2).

 
Women
Men
Distribution
 

No intentions

Weak Intentions

Strong intentions

No intentions

Weak Intentions

Strong intentions

Women
Men
SOC
65.4
63.6
64.4
66.9
64.8
63.8
N=4709
N=4866
 

Other measures: background factors, Karasek’s Job Demand-Control model, Brief Social Support Questionnaire by Sarason et al, health related risk behaviour, Beck Depression Inventory, somatic or mental illness

Language
Finnish
Main result

SOC was associated with intentions to retire early among both genders. Socio-economic, psychosocial and work and health behaviour related factors did not influence the association between SOC and intentions to retire early among women and men reporting somatic or mental illness. Further, the association between SOC and intentions to retire early remained among (somatically and mentally) healthy men. Among healthy women the association was weaker and statistically non-significant. Among unhealthy women the odds ratios of SOC was 0.97 (CI95% 0.96-0.98) and 0.97 among ill men (CI 95% 0.96-0.98) i.e., each additional SOC score reduced the risk of intentions by 3% among both genders. 

References
Volanen, S-M. et al. Sense of coherence and intentions to retire early among Finnish women and men. BMC Public Health. 2010;10:22
Inserted: 17.12.2010 20:33:13
Updated: 27.06.2013 10:21:53