Early retirement decisions, salience and psychological well-being of flight attendants after 9/11

Martha Nelson Glenn, Tennessee State University

Abstract

An examination of the effect of present subjective well-being and role salience of flight attendants was conducted. Participants in the study were 101 retired and 8 active flight attendants from one airline. Participants experienced unanticipated retirement options following the events of September 11, 2001 and the ensuing economic crisis experienced by the airline industry. A short demographic questionnaire, the survey instruments Scales of Psychological Well-Being and The Salience Inventory were administered via the Internet. Discriminant analyses were conducted to examine the relationship between the events of 9/11 and the self-reported psychological well-being and role salience of the group. A second examination explored the relationship between the perceived effects of the retirement incentive package and the self-reported psychological well-being and role salience of the group. Significant correlations were observed. ^

Subject Area

Psychology, Social|Psychology, Clinical

Recommended Citation

Martha Nelson Glenn, "Early retirement decisions, salience and psychological well-being of flight attendants after 9/11" (2007). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3290736.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3290736

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