Activities and level of coping of retired university professors

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Author: Arellado, Ma. Arlen F.

Accession Number: 1038D

Class No: 646.79

Author No: Ar32

Copyright Year: 2004

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This research ascertained the retirement activities and level of coping of retirees among the four universities in Iloilo City. Conducted from May to July 2004, this study utilized a questionnaire checklist for data gathering. The statistical tools used were means, ranks, frequency, percentages, Mann Whitney Test, Kruskal Wallis Test, and Multiple Regression Analysis. Alpha level was set at .05. The preferred activities were the following: For social involvement, most retirees affiliated with their own age group. Many others joined religious organizations, attended parties, actively participated in social and community affairs, and did volunteer work. Gardening, cooking, and caring for family members were the common household chores. Only a few were interested in sewing, business, and poultry raising. Listening to music/newscast, viewing TV, visiting friends, going to malls, and shopping were the common leisure time activities, while traveling, sightseeing, and vacationing were enjoyed by some. Reading newspapers, magazines, and novels, accepting part time jobs, attending seminars, and acting as resource speakers were done for professional growth and development. Concerned about their health, they ate the right kind of food, took vitamins and medicines regularly, and exercised often. Many visit their doctor, took enough rest, and constantly monitored their blood pressure. Generally, they go to the church to pray and meditate, while some participated in church activities, gave tithes, and joined religious organizations. Taken as an entire group, the retirees had "good" level of coping. Only the "old" retirees, those with "long" years of teaching experience, and those with "pension and savings" had "very good" level of coping. No significant differences existed in the coping with life after retirement among the retirees classified as to certain categories. Not one of the independent variables was considered predictor of coping with life after retirement.


Keywords: retirement

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