Revista de Psicología del Trabajo y de las Organizaciones
versión impresa ISSN 1576-5962
From a psychological approach, this paper analyzes the reports of seven top level managers on their early retirement experiences. In-depth interview was used to collect information. The objective of the study is twofold: firstly, to identify the main features of early retirement according to top level managers experience; secondly, an attempt to establish the distinctive features of their experiences of perceived control during the process. Results reveal the relevance of personal control on the early retirement process and its influences on quality of life at postretirement.
Palabras clave : Early retirement; Top management members; Qualitative analysis.