Changes in use of time across retirement: a longitudinal study

Sprod, Judy , Olds, Timothy , Brown, Wendy , Burton, Nicola , van Uffelen, Jannique , Ferrar, Katia and Maher, Carol (2017) Changes in use of time across retirement: a longitudinal study. Maturitas, 100 70-76. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.02.018


Author Sprod, Judy
Olds, Timothy
Brown, Wendy
Burton, Nicola
van Uffelen, Jannique
Ferrar, Katia
Maher, Carol
Title Changes in use of time across retirement: a longitudinal study
Journal name Maturitas   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0378-5122
1873-4111
Publication date 2017-04-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.maturitas.2017.02.018
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 100
Start page 70
End page 76
Total pages 26
Place of publication Shannon, Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Collection year 2018
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Objectives:

This study aimed to investigate how daily use of time changes across the retirement transition and how these changes may differ according to socio-demographic characteristics.

Study design:

This longitudinal cohort study was based on interviews with 124 people at pre-retirement and at three, six and 12 months after retirement.

Main outcome measures:

The Multimedia Activity Recall for Children and Adults (MARCA), a computer-assisted telephone interview, measured use of time. Random effects mixed modelling (REMM) was used to examine time use changes across retirement, and ANCOVA to investigate the extent of the change by sex, education and health.

Results:

Apart from the decrease in time spent in work across retirement (–122 min/day, p < 0.001), less time was also spent in both active and passive transport (–26 min/day, p < 0.001). There were significant increases in time spent on Chores (+55 min/day, p < 0.001), Screen time (+32 min/day, p < 0.001), Sleep (+32 min/day, p < 0.001), Quiet time (+17 min/day, p = 0.02), Self-care (+8 min/day, p = 0.01) and Physical activity (+7 min/day, p = 0.01). There was little variation in change between sex, education and health sub-groups. Most changes occurred at retirement, with time use patterns fairly stable between three and 12 months post-retirement.

Conclusions:


The small amount of time spent in physical activity, combined with less time spent in active transport and increased time spent watching television, indicate the need for a more active lifestyle.
Keyword Retirement
Time use
Activity patterns
Healthy lifestyle
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Article in Press. Accepted manuscript. Published online 2 April 2017

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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