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ERIC Number: EJ807149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Horizons, Not Boundaries, Are the Language of Retirement: Sense of Fulfillment, Fears, and Life Trajectories of Faculty Extendees in the Philippines
de Guzman, Allan B.; Llantino, Monica Lou S.; See, Viva Celina L.; Villanueva, Ria Faye P.; Jung, Yoomi
Educational Gerontology, v34 n9 p749-762 Sep 2008
This qualitative study probed into (a) the sense of fulfillment, (b) fears and anxieties, and (c) life trajectories of aged working professors recruited from one comprehensive university in the Philippines. Interestingly, findings of the study reveal that respondents were fulfilled and felt successful through the life outputs of their students; their self-worth was witnessed through continued employment and communication to students of ideas, work ethic, and values. Fears and anxieties were rarely felt because of religious commitments and prayers to God. Sense of delight was manifested through the satisfactory academic environment; the possession of supportive systems, including family, friends and community, and their plans of spending their remaining years with the family in leisure activities; and in joining religious organizations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines