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Ejechi, Eucharia Onyema – Educational Gerontology, 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…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Psychological Patterns, Quality of Life, Physical Health
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Wahab, Elias Olukorede – Educational Gerontology, 2011
It is still unknown how the MDGs have impacted the socioeconomic situations of the elderly in Nigeria. This has become essential to appraise the attainability of the MDGs in Nigeria. Quantitative data were collected through an individual-based questionnaire. Multistage sampling was employed to select local government areas, enumeration areas, and…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Gender Differences
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Adejumo, Adebayo O. – Educational Gerontology, 2010
The influence of social-support, self-efficacy, and personality on the general-health of retirees in Lagos, Nigeria was investigated. Retirees (N = 475) attending a monthly pensioners' program participated. A MANOVA revealed significant influence of social-support on two dimensions of general-health status: social dysfunction (F(1) = 12.009) p =…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Health Conditions, Personality, Foreign Countries
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Ogunbameru, Olakunle A.; Asa, Sola – Educational Gerontology, 2008
This study investigated the effect of preretirement education on the retirement transition plans of workers in Nigeria. The sample includes preretirees of Wema Bank PLC and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority who participated in preretirement education workshops. The study shows that a majority of workers would prefer to retire at the normal…
Descriptors: Retirement, Preretirement Education, Foreign Countries, Fear
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Ogunbameru, Olakunle; Bamiwuye, Sina – Educational Gerontology, 2004
Retirement is viewed as a passage that can result in psychological, physiological, and economic problems among some retirees. Adequate preparation for retirement through preretirement education, as practiced in the Western-European societies, has been found to ease transition into retirement and adjustment in retirement. Preretirement education is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Retirement, Preretirement Education
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Fajemilehin, Boluwaji – Educational Gerontology, 2004
This descriptive study examined the conceptions and misconceptions students in health professions have regarding older people. The research was conducted in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The findings revealed that students in health professions, as a whole, demonstrated a high degree of stereotypic misconceptions and poor knowledge about aging and older…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Health Occupations, Geriatrics
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Okoye, Uzoma – Educational Gerontology, 2004
The study reported in this paper attempted to determine what secondary school students in Nigeria know about the elderly. One hundred twenty students completed a questionnaire about aging. The mean age of the respondents was 15 years. The questionnaire was a modification of Palmore's (1977) Facts on Aging Quiz. The results revealed that the youths…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Students, Older Adults
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Imhabekhai, Clement I. – Educational Gerontology, 2003
Gives an overview of the aging population in nations such as Nigeria and of adult education's role in their adjustment and well being. Recommends adult day programs rather than isolation in homes for the aged. (Contains 16 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Day Care, Adult Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development