Calling on Victorian retirees to complete survey to determine impacts of COVID on retirement goals

30 August 2021
A CQUniversity Master of Applied Positive Psychology student is recruiting Victorian retirees for a research project that looks at how COVID-19 has impacted retirement goals and how this has influenced the wellbeing of Victorian retirees.

Melbourne-based student Anna Lawton is inviting retirees to take part in an anonymous online survey that aims to explore Victorian retirees' thoughts regarding their retirement goals and asks them to consider ways in which their goals may have changed or been adapted since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

'I am investigating the impact that COVID-19 has had on retirees retirement goals' plans' or dreams and how this has influenced the wellbeing of our retiree community in Victoria'' Ms Lawton explains.

'Engagement in meaningful activity' such as having retirement goals' is important for older adults' psychological wellbeing. However' the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that plans may need to be delayed or changed. We hope to find out about how' even with these changes and disruptions' retirees can maintain good wellbeing and psychological health during this difficult time.'

The project is being supervised by Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis and Dr Adam Gerace.

To complete the confidential' 20 minute survey' click HERE.