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ERIC Number: EJ696482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
The Need to Provide for Security in Old Age in Hierarchy of Needs-An Estimation of Its Ranking within the Polish Population
Roszkiewicz, Malgorzata
Social Indicators Research, v69 n2 p199 Nov 2004
The results of studies conducted in the last 5 years in Poland formed the basis for the assumption that amongst many needs an individual or a Polish household seeks to satisfy, the need to provide for security in old age takes a prominent position. Determining the position of this need among other needs as defined in Schrab's classification (Schrab, 1943), was the objective of an empirical study conducted at the end of 2001. The results of the study indicate that within the Polish population, clusters of Poles with the highest frequency were those in which the need to provide for security in old age is ranked in first position in a declared hierarchy of needs. Those clusters pertaining to relatively worse economic situations are, however, positively motivated as it appears they are characterised by an apparent achievement drive. A lower ranking for the need to provide for security in old age correlates to a relatively better economic situation and an increasingly passive attitude reflected by the lack of an achievement drive, which can be a result of either mental inhibitions or of lifetime achievements so far, because the individuals in the cluster displaying a marginal position for the need to provide for security in old age were of a relatively older age compared to the remainder.KEY WORDS: positional concerns, preferences, relative standing, social comparison
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland