PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDE TOWARDS PRE-RETIREMENT COUNSELLING AMONG NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVANTS

Volume 2 - Issue 1
Anthonia E. INAJA Patrick N. ASUQUO
Pages: 34-41 Download Count : 2089 View Count: 1426 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


In Nigeria, retirement is usually a period of major changes in the lives of public servants. For some people such changes are devastating and traumatic. In this study, public servants‘ perception of retirement and their attitude towards pre-retirement counseling was surveyed. A representative sample of 1200 civil servants was selected using purposive sampling approach. Responses were elicited from them using a self-structured questionnaire to test one major proposition that guided the study. Data analysis were carried out using one-way ANOVA and tested at 0.05 alpha levels. Results of the study showed that civil servants‘ perception of retirement significantly influence their attitude towards pre-retirement counselling with respect to income and expenditure management, health related issues, management of loneliness and change in physical environment. It was recommended among other things that pre—retirement seminars and workshops should be organized for civil servants on a regular basis to prepare them for life at retirement.

Keywords

  • Pre-retirement; perception; attitude
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