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ERIC Number: ED410772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-10
Pages: 15
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When University Faculty Retire: A Study of the Transition Process.
Pappas, John G.; Goodman, Jane
This study examined the retirement transitions of college faculty based on the Schlossberg (1984) model, which suggests that successful coping depends on an evaluation of the retiree's unique situation, the qualities of the individual, the support available, and the strategies employed. A total of 55 emeritus faculty from the College of Education at Eastern Michigan University completed a mailed survey questionnaire based on the Schlossberg model. The results support the conclusion that faculty are satisfied with retirement. No one aspect dominated the respondents' decision to retire, but leisure and travel plans, personal motivation, and freedom from routine were the most common responses. Ninety-one percent of the retirees felt both that the decision to retire was in their control and that the timing of their retirement was good. An unexpected finding was that 89 percent of retirees perceived an increase or no change in their feelings of "mattering" to others. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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