ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS OF ANAMBRA STATE CIVIL SERVICE RETIREES

AUTHOR: UZOEKWE HELEN E

DEPARTMENT: GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

This work is titled ‘Adjustment Problems of Anambra State Civil Service Retirees’. It was carried out in Anambra state to investigate the adjustment problems of Anambra state civil service retirees. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the work. The researcher adopted a descriptive design. The sample size was 450 retirees drawn out of the population size of 2135 Anambra state civil service retirees and were drawn through the sampling technique of convenience. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire titled ‘Adjustment Problems of Anambra state civil service Retirees’. The instrument has four clusters and split half method of estimation was used to establish the reliability co-efficient value of each. Their respective values were 0.88, 0.81, 0.76 and 0.74.Statistically weighted mean was used for answering the research questions and z-test was used for testing the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that Anambra state civil service retirees were experiencing financial, social, psychological and physical based adjustment problems in their retirement lives and that no significant difference exists between the male and female retirees used in the study. Among other things the researcher recommended that pre-retirement counselling should be included into University course content to enable the student counsellors acquire skills for guiding and counselling both retirees and serving workers on the right attitudes towards retirement as to reduce these adjustment problems. Also, Anambra Government would enact laws for increase and prompt payment of gratuity and pension benefits to the retirees for these will aid their adjustment into their environment easily. 

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