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Research / Discovery

Retirement research study

October 19, 2010

Are you planning to retire within the next 3 years? If so, you are invited to participate in a School of Education research study.

Understanding & Unleashing Your Retirement Passions...This free workshop is being provided as a part of a research study by Jackie Peila-Shuster, Instructor, & Rich Feller, Ph.D., Professor, School of Education, Colorado State University.

To be eligible for this workshop/study you must:

  • be planning to retire within the next 3 years
  • feel financially secure enough with retirement that you have no plans to find full-time employment following retirement
  • have access to the Internet

This workshop/research study will:

  • provide you with access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment
  • help you identify, define, and explore your talents and strengths
  • explore how your talents and strengths can help you find and engage in purposeful and affirmative activities
  • help others by providing information to further best practices in assisting individuals with the retirement transition

If interested, please contact Jackie Peila-Shuster at or at (970) 222-8964. The workshop is scheduled for Nov./Dec.

Research study title: Retirement Self-Efficacy: The Effects of a Pre-Retirement Strengths-Based Intervention on Retirement Self-Efficacy and an Exploration of Relationships between Positive Emotion and Retirement Self-Efficacy.

It is expected that your participation in this study will take approximately 5-6 hours of your time (including the 4-hour workshop) over a 4-6 week period. You may withdraw from the study at any time.

Jackie Peila-Shuster
Instructor, Counseling & Career Development
221 School of Education
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 222-8964

Contact: Jackie Peila-Shuster
Phone: (970) 222-8964