This study aims at specifying retired teachers' self-values and determining whether or not those values differ significantly on the basis of gender. The participants in the research are the 482 retired teachers living in Canakkale in the May-September 2012 period. The Rokeah Value Scale (RVS) of 56-value adjectives was used in this research. According to the findings, the three values that they considered the most important were "national security", "a peaceful world", and "being healthy" whereas the ones they considered the least important were "social power", "authority", and "enjoyment". According to another finding, the gender variable brought about a significant difference in terms of the value of "accepting one's share in life", "enjoyment", "authority", "a variable life", and "an exciting life". Female retired teachers considered them more important than the male ones. (C) 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.