A Psychological Appraisal of Pre-Retirement Anxiety Among Some Selected Workers in Lagos Metropolis

Odunayo Tunde Arogundade

Abstract


This study presents the findings on workers reaction to retirement in Lagos metropolis. A total number of eight hundred (800) participants (M=400, F= 400) were randomly selected from both private and public sector organisations in Lagos metropolis. The data were collected using a pre-retirement anxiety scale (PAS) developed, standardized and validated by the researcher along side with emotional intelligence and self-efficacy scales. Simple percentages, independent t test and linear regression analyses were used for analysed the data. Some of the findings include: a) Workers classified as possessing low emotional intelligence and self efficacy reported higher pre-retirement anxiety compared to their counterparts who possessed high emotional intelligence and self efficacy. b) There were inverse relationships between emotional intelligence and pre-retirement anxiety on the one hand and self-efficacy and pre-retirement anxiety on the other hand. c) Workers’ levels of emotional intelligence and self-efficacy were important predictors of pre-retirement anxiety as they both accounted for 32% variance in pre-retirement anxiety. The implications of the findings in terms of minimizing pre-retirement anxiety were discussed and recommendations were made accordingly.


Keywords


Retirement; Pre-retirement anxiety; Emotional intelligence; Self-efficacy

Full Text:

PDF

References


Adewuyi, T. D. (2008). Plan for your retirement now. Lagos. Able and Sons Publishing Company.

Agiobu-Kemmer, I. S. (2004). Infants development in two cultures. Lagos: Spring Field Books.

Akinade. (2006). Towards successful & joyful retirement. Lagos: Olu-Alan Publishers.

Alpaslan, A. H. (2006). Preparation for and celebration of retirement. Social Worker in Private Practice.

Atchley, R. C. (1976). The sociology of retirement. Schenkman Publishing Company Inc. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Atchley, R. C., & Barusch, A. S. (2004). Social forces and aging. An introduction to social gerontology (10th ed.). Belmont, C. A: Wadsworth.

Cameron, D. (2005). From work to retirement: How to create an active, fulfilling life. Australia: Indian Ocean Books.

Feldman, D. C., & Vogel, R. M. (2009). The aging process and person–environment fit. In S. G. Baugh & S. E. Sullivan (Eds.), Research in careers (pp.1-25). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Press.

Fretz, B. R., Kluge, N. A., Ossana, S. M., Jones, S. M., & Merikangas, M. W. (1989). Intervention targets for reducing preretirement anxiety and depression. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 26, 301-307.

Goleman, D. (1995). Emotional intelligence. New York: Bantam Books.

HayGroups. (2002). Driving personal and professional development. Accreditation Training Boston.

Johnson, M. L. (2005). The Cambridge handbook of age and aging. University Press.

Kim, S., & Feldman, D. C. (2000). Working in retirement: The antecedents of bridge employment and it consequences for quality of life in retirement. Academy of Management Journal, 43, 1195-1210.

Mayer, J. D., Caruso, D., & Salovey, P. (1999). Emotional intelligence meets traditional standards for an intelligence. Intelligence, 27, 267-298.

Olurankinse, F., & Adetula, G. A. (2010). Functional analysis of pension scheme reforms in Nigeria from 1946 to 2006. Ife Psychologia. An International Journal of Psychology in Africa, 18(2).

Oluwatula, O. O. (2005). The development and application of pre-retirement education programme for secondary school teachers in Osun State (Unpublished doctorate thesis). Department of Psychology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Petkoska, Y., & Earl, Y. K. (2009). Understanding the influence of demographic and psychological variable on retirement. J. of Psychology and Aging, 24(1), 245.

Richardson, C. A. (1993). Coping with stress of retirement in a changing world (2nd ed.). London: McGraw Hill Company.

Richardson, V., & Kilty, K. N. (1991). Adjustment to retirement: Continuity Vs discontinuity. International J of Aging and Human Development, 33, 151-169.

Sote, G. A. (1999). Coping with retirement. Lagos. Regy-Five Associates Limited.

Sjoberg, L. (2001). Emotional intelligence: A psychometric analysis. European Psychologist, 6, 79-95.

Taylor, M. A., & Doverspike, D. (2003). Retirement planning and preparation. In Adams & T. A. Beehr (Eds.), Retirement: Reasons, processes and results (pp.53-82). New York, Spring Publishing Company.

Ubangha, M. B., & Akinyemi, B. A. (2005). The relationship between attitudes to retirement planning and retirement anxiety among teachers. The Counsellor, 21, 156-163.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/n

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


Copyright (c) 2016 Odunayo Tunde Arogundade

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.


Share us to:   


Reminder

  • How to do online submission to another Journal?
  • If you have already registered in Journal A, then how can you submit another article to Journal B? It takes two steps to make it happen:

1. Register yourself in Journal B as an Author

  • Find the journal you want to submit to in CATEGORIES, click on “VIEW JOURNAL”, “Online Submissions”, “GO TO LOGIN” and “Edit My Profile”. Check “Author” on the “Edit Profile” page, then “Save”.

2. Submission

  • Go to “User Home”, and click on “Author” under the name of Journal B. You may start a New Submission by clicking on “CLICK HERE”.


We only use three mailboxes as follows to deal with issues about paper acceptance, payment and submission of electronic versions of our journals to databases:
caooc@hotmail.com; sss@cscanada.net; sss@cscanada.org

 Articles published in Studies in Sociology of Science are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY).

STUDIES IN SOCIOLOGY OF SCIENCE Editorial Office

Address: 9375 Rue de Roissy Brossard, Québec, J4X 3A1, Canada

Telephone: 1-514-558 6138
Website: Http://www.cscanada.net; Http://www.cscanada.org
E-mail:caooc@hotmail.com

Copyright © 2010 Canadian Research & Development Centre of Sciences and Cultures