Black workers : commitment to work, retirement attitude, and retirement planning

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Patricia Davis Bethea (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Nicholas Vacc

Abstract: This study was an investigation of how age, sex, marital status, educational level, occupational level, income, health, and number of years until retirement relate to commitment to work, retirement attitude, and retirement planning among black workers. The subjects were 86 black employees of an insurance firm who were aged 45 years and older. Respondents were surveyed using a Work and Retirement Survey designed to measure their commitment to work, attitudes toward retirement, and retirement planning. Three hypotheses of no relationship between the dependent and independent variables were tested. Data analysis was completed using the SPSSX multiple regression and breakdown procedures. The hypotheses were partially supported. Only the income variable accounted for significant variance in the commitment to work and the retirement planning variables. Age, marital status, and future health emerged as significant predictors of retirement attitude. There were also relevant gender differences in commitment to work and retirement planning and important consequences related to the independent or dependent status of the worker.

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Language: English
Date: 1987
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