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McDonald, Denise; Baker, Sheila; Shulsky, Debby – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2021
This article describes three female professors' experiences to attain degrees (bachelor's, master's, and doctorate) as first-generation college students (FGCS) and become academics. Their individual stories are shared through narratives, which capture crucial episodes of overcoming challenges. Because completion of a terminal degree by FGCS (of…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Women Faculty, Educational Attainment, Academic Degrees
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Rabbani, Abed G.; Yao, Zheying; Wang, Christina; Grable, John E. – Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 2021
Financial risk tolerance is an important personal characteristic that is widely used by financial professionals to guide the development and presentation of client-centered recommendations. As more baby boomers enter retirement, research on how these individuals perceive their willingness to take financial risks has gained importance, particularly…
Descriptors: Risk, Decision Making, Money Management, Financial Services
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Varadharajan, Meera; Buchanan, John; Schuck, Sandy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2020
Career changers form a substantial proportion of teacher education (TE) students. They bring a broader set of life and work experiences than do their younger, school-leaving counterparts. This paper investigates the needs and concerns of career change student teachers (CCSTs) in Australia. The study on which this article reports analysed survey…
Descriptors: Career Change, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Persistence, Altruism
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Altman, Yochanan; Baruch, Yehuda; Zoghbi Manrique-de-Lara, Pablo; Viera Armas, Maria Mercedes – Studies in Higher Education, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to find out what academics do when approaching retirement, and why; as well as to reflect on the process and consequences of reaching a retirement decision -- for themselves, the university system, and the wider community. Our study concentrates on baby boomers, as this large cohort starts to retire or become eligible…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Generational Differences, College Faculty, Career Development
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Hardy, Margaret; Summers, Mathew; Millear, Prudence; Oprescu, Florin – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
It is forecast that ageing baby boomers will have a substantial impact on future health expenditure. The primary aim of this study is to explore the perceived health benefits of later life university study for baby boomers. An online survey of Australian baby boomers examined their beliefs regarding the health benefits of studying at university in…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Baby Boomers, Intervention, Nontraditional Students
Hillman, Nick – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) was founded in 1975, when it replaced an outdated set of pension arrangements for university staff. The USS was stable for nearly four decades but, in recent years, it has undergone considerable turbulence. The causes include tighter pension regulations, growing life expectancy and lower financial…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Universities, School Personnel, Baby Boomers
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Lee, Ya-Hui; Yeh, Chun-Ting – Educational Gerontology, 2019
Baby boomers in Taiwan benefit from better health, economic conditions, and education in comparison to older generations. The participants in this study were older adult learners from the baby boom generation. This study aimed to examine their retirement decisions, adaptation, and learning processes. A qualitative research approach was employed in…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Retirement, Decision Making, Older Adults
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Hardy, Margaret; Oprescu, Florin; Millear, Prudence; Summers, Mathew – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
To determine the resources baby boomers use or develop to strategise successful engagement as later life university students, informal semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 Australian baby boomers. The phenomenological data was analysed, themes identified and aligned with the volition phase stages of the adapted Health Action Process…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Baby Boomers, Adult Students, College Students
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Petry, Greg J.; Gilbertson, Ken – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2019
By 2029, 20% of the U.S. population will be =65-years-old. American demographics are changing, understanding of the =65-year-old demographic has not. We investigated expectation variables of participants born between 1946 and 1964 in the United States, and identified how expectation trends have changed over time also describing gender differences.…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Gerontology, Adventure Education
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Zhang, Ting – Australian Journal of Career Development, 2019
This study developed a typology of eight heterogeneous types of baby boomer entrepreneurs and extended the occupational choice model regarding driving factors for entrepreneurialism in this population. The study relied on monthly USA Current Population Survey data across 11 years (2006-2016), and using 2-sample t-tests and multilevel mixed-effects…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Entrepreneurship, Classification, National Surveys
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Satterly, Brent A.; Cullen, Jennifer; Dyson, Donald A. – Mentoring & Tutoring: Partnership in Learning, 2018
Given the changing composition of faculty, intergenerational workforce needs and skill sets must be taken into account when creating mentoring relationships. The traditional nature of academia lends itself to an intergenerational environment of Millennials in novice positions, while tenured faculty, typically GenXers and Boomers, act as mentors in…
Descriptors: Mentors, Models, Teaching Methods, Intergenerational Programs
Dirks, Tamera K. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study addressed the ways in which a University in the Pacific Northwest meets the academic and co-curricular needs of Baby-Boomer First-Generation undergraduate students. Baby-Boomers herein are defined as individuals born between 1946 and 1964, and First-Generation college students are defined as currently enrolled students whose parents are…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, First Generation College Students, Undergraduate Students, At Risk Students
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Marine, Susan B.; Martínez Alemán, Ana M. – Review of Higher Education, 2018
In an exploratory qualitative study, the generational dispositions of tenured women faculty from the Boomer Generation were examined. As pioneers and now senior members in the academic profession in the Golden Era of American higher education, they exist in a common historical location characterized by cultural forces and events that helped to…
Descriptors: Women Faculty, Professional Identity, Feminism, Qualitative Research
Johnson, Carl Edward – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to explore how different generations of educational professionals perceived themselves and one another, framed into the context of work ethic characteristics, teamwork abilities and leadership abilities among and between three generations of educators: Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials. The results…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Preschool Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
Bledsoe, Kristin Scoggins – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The use of 21st century technology in education is imperative as educators attempt to prepare 21st century students for future jobs in a globally competitive and interactive digital workplace. The primary purpose of this mixed method study was to examine the effective use of 21st century technology within the working class generations of Baby…
Descriptors: Generational Differences, Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers, Self Efficacy
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