Author

Mary Cornish

Publication Date

1976

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bocan, Carol A.||Johnston, Betty Jane

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Home Economics

LCSH

Retirement

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the needs of persons of retirement age and determine whether pre-retirement programs, based on their needs, would help retired persons make a better adjustment to retirement. Two hundred questionnaires were distributed through four sources. Eighty retirees responded and of these, 10 had participated in a pre-retirement program. The questionnaire was divided into demographic, financial, social, and physical areas of investigation. The Nie Statistical Package for the Social Sciences was used to compute the t-test and Pearson r as part of the analysis of data. Significant correlations were indicated in the social adjustment but since there was not a strong correlation in the financial and physical adjustments, the hypothesis: there is no significant difference in the social, financial and physical adjustment of retired persons who have participated in a pre-retirement program and those who have not participated in a pre-retirement program, was accepted. A larger sample, especially of persons that had participated in pre-retirement programs, would have greater significance in the results of further research.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

v, 42 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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