ERIC Number: ED040337
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of the Expectations of Members of a Religious Community and Lay Professional Women on Retirement as a Basis for Planning a Pre-Retirement Education Program.
McCarthy, Sister Eugene Teresa
The purpose of this study was to determine the need for planning a pre-retirement education program for the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth which would be determined by a potential group of retirees. With the assumption that there was a need for a retirement educational program, a questionnaire was developed and administered to all the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and other single (never married) women between the ages of 45 and 60 years who were engaged in professional work in the area of Greater Kansas City and Leavenworth, Kansas. The main findings were: participants expressed a need for pre-retirement education programs; it was feasible to incorporate the expectations of professional women as a basis for formulating a pre-retirement educational program; there were no differences between the expectations of the Sisters and the lay women of retirement age; there was no significant shift in interest and positive planning for retirement among the retirees closely approaching retirement age. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Females, Investigations, Middle Aged Adults, Nuns, Planning, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires, Religious Organizations, Retirement
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 70-1875, MF $4.30, Xerography $15.10)
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Univ., MO.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis