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Exploring FLOW in retirement

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dc.contributor.advisor Von Krosigk, Beate
dc.contributor.author Nortjé, Aletia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-16T09:15:08Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-16T09:15:08Z
dc.date.issued 2011-02
dc.identifier.citation Nortjé, Aletia (2011) Exploring FLOW in retirement, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4776> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4776
dc.description.abstract This explorative study originated from the researcher’s personal encounters with “disappointment, regret and purposelessness” in retirement. The aim of this research study is thus exploring what the opposite of these negative sentiments, namely “successful” aging or "successful" adaptation to retirement could constitute and, most importantly, the role of FLOW therein. Initial indications are that FLOW could play a key role in “successful” retirement. Another focus has been to explore whether and how retirees with post-matric qualifications or training could redeploy their accumulated expertise in the post-retirement years. Various models of social entrepreneurship, ranging from voluntary work to paid work, were found to enhance successful adaptation to retirement, addressing society’s needs at the same time. In this qualitative research study, I have followed a case study approach, interviewing nine participants, whose results were analysed individually and then integrated in a comparative fashion to answer the research questions. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xvi, 316 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Ageism en
dc.subject Differential aging en
dc.subject FLOW en
dc.subject Retirement en
dc.subject Social entrepreneurship en
dc.subject Successful aging en
dc.subject.ddc 155.6720968
dc.subject.lcsh Retirement -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Retirement -- South Africa -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Retirees -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Retirees -- South Africa -- Conduct of life -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Self-actualization (Psychology) in old age -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Motivation (Psychology) in old age -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Aging -- South Africa -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Creative ability in old age -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcsh Baby boom generation -- Retirement -- South Africa -- Case studies
dc.title Exploring FLOW in retirement en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Psychology
dc.description.degree M.A. (Psychology)


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