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Life satisfaction and adjustment of retired migrant workers

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dc.contributor.author Motjuwadi, Clement Lerole
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-04T11:48:55Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-04T11:48:55Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09
dc.identifier.citation Motjuwadi, Clement Lerole (2013) Life satisfaction and adjustment of retired migrant workers, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10463> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/10463
dc.description.abstract Retirement is a complex undertaking that is influenced by many factors. The variables influence the retirement experience either alone or in combination. Because the factors are intertwined, it is sometimes difficult to determine which are the most significant. The complex nature of retirement often leads to people being under prepared for the challenges they are likely to confront. Despite the importance of the retirement enterprise, there has been little research on the subject among black retirees in South Africa. This is especially true when it comes to the case of retired migrant workers. The purpose of the present study is to explore the experience of life satisfaction during retirement and adjustment to retirement of migrant workers when they return back to their communities of origin in the Eastern Cape Region, South Africa. Research participants for the study were retired persons (N=54) who were selected through snowball sampling method. The data for the study was collected using a Biographical Questionnaire, the Life Satisfaction Index-A, Adjustment Scale and Open-ended Interview Questions. Retired non-migrant workers were also included in the study in order to determine whether there are differences on these measures compared to retired migrant workers. The results of the study indicated that: retired migrant workers had significantly lower levels of life satisfaction and encountered more adjustment problems in retirement than retired non-migrant workers; retired migrant workers had less choice in their decision to retire than retired non-migrant workers; retired migrant workers did not participate in sufficient financial planning for their retirement; and financial situation significantly affects adjustment to retirement and life satisfaction during retirement. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xix, 297:ill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights University of South Africa
dc.subject Adjustment en
dc.subject Migrant workers en
dc.subject Occupation en
dc.subject Retirement planning en
dc.subject.ddc 155.67208624
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign workers -- Retirement
dc.subject.lcsh Emigration and Immigration -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Employment in foreign countries -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Foreign workers -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Retirement -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Quality of life
dc.title Life satisfaction and adjustment of retired migrant workers en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Psychology en
dc.description.degree D. Litt. et Phil. (Psychology)


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