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ERIC Number: ED172048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov-16
Reference Count: 0
The Changing Retirement Scene: Decision Makers' Views of Pre and Post Retirement Activities.
Views of decision-makers regarding pre- and post-retirement activities, the sources of information used to learn about older persons, and the impact these sources had on their views about these activities were investigated. Data was gathered from 211 decision-makers that included two subgroups of private sector leaders and two subgroups of public sector leaders. One public sector group included 71 elective officials who held policy-making positions at the city, county, state and federal levels. The second group included 70 administrative heads of social service agencies. The two groups of private sector leaders included 35 corporate heads of personnel from California corporations and 35 presidents of union locals in Los Angeles. Findings indicated that: (1) there were no major differences in how public and private sector decision-makers view pre- and post-retirement activities or in their reliance on information sources about older persons; (2) less scientifically-based information sources had more influence on views regarding pre-retirement activities; and (3) decision-makers favor pre- and post-retirement activities. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: UPS Foundation, Inc., Greenwich, CT.; National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.; Xerox Corp., Rochester, NY.
Authoring Institution: Andrus Memorial Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the Gerontological Society (30th, San Francisco, California, November, 1978); Best copy available