ERIC Number: ED189380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Potential for Semi-Retirement in Public Agencies: A Survey of Active and Retired Staff. University of Washington. Final Report.
This 1979 study sought to explore the potential for semi-retirement of University of Washington staff ages fifty-six and over and persons retired from the University during the prior five years. The study focused on the attitudes, interests and work-related characteristics, and behavior of workers as they approach the transition to retirement. Work-and-retirement-related regulations were also explored to identify institutional obstacles to deployment of older workers to best suit both their needs and those of the organizations. Data were obtained from a questionnaire sent to all University non-academic staff in the target age group and, in slightly modified form, to non-academic staff retired within the past five years; from open-ended interviews; and from sick-leave records of the preretirees. Findings indicated that work involvement after retirement was directly related to a whole group of other interrelated factors, including respondents' job classifications, the importance of the work in meeting respondents' needs, amount of job-related training they had obtained, amount of thought they had given to when to retire, expectations concerning the extent to which they would miss various aspects of the job, and degree of involvement in roles not related to their jobs. (The questionnaires are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Inst. for Governmental Research.