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ERIC Number: EJ990696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
The Quality of Life of Retired Reengaged Academics in Nigeria
Ejechi, Eucharia Onyema
Educational Gerontology, v38 n5 p328-337 2012
The quality of life (QL) of retired academics reengaged in some Nigerian Universities was studied using physical health, subjective happiness, life satisfaction and psychological well-being domains and a measure based on control, autonomy, self-realization and pleasure (CASP) as indicators. Satisfactory QL was indicated all respondents (greater than 50% maximum points), but physical health was poor (less than 30%). Compared to the preretirement period, respondents indicated satisfactory present condition. Significant differences (t test) due to gender, age, living with/without spouse, mandatory/voluntary retirement, and rank occurred in some QL indicators. Except for physical health, the QL indicators were positively associated (r = 0.31-0.69, p less than 0.05-0.01). Satisfactory location was indicated and was positively related to subjective happiness (r = 0.52-0.76). Thus, the QL of reengaged retired academics did not deteriorate because of continued activity. (Contains 5 tables.)
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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: Nigeria