ERIC Number: ED183981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-29
Reference Count: 0
Retirement: Differences in Attitudes, Preparatory Behavior and Needs Perception Among Male and Female University Employees.
Beutner, Gloria; Cryns, Arthur G.
Employees (N=685) of SUNY at Buffalo, about equally divided among faculty, non-teaching professional and Civil Service workers, were questioned concerning planning for retirement. As campared to male respondents, higher percentages of females in all occupations indicated that they had taken more steps to prepare for retirement, and rated 12 of 19 topics significantly more important to retirement planning, including use of time, financial planning, and single living skills. Male respondents rated only one of 19 topics significantly more important than did the females, notably marital relationships. When asked if they were planning to take a preretirement education program, 63% of the male respondents and 44% of the females answered "not ever," but in a final probe of whether they would participate in a SUNY-at-Buffalo-sponsored program, 71% of the men and 80% of the women answered affirmatively. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo, Multidisciplinary Center for the Study of Aging.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 25-29, 2979)