AUTHOR: YAKUBU VICTORIA ENITAN
DEPARTMENT: GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING
AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA
The purpose of this study is to determine the felt impact of the ‘Pre-retirement Guidance Programme’ of the Federal Government on retired civil servants and prospective retirees in Delta state. Five research questions and five null hypotheses guided the study. The evaluative survey research design was adopted. For the sample and sampling technique, a census survey involving 470 respondents, 431 retirees and 39 prospective retirees was used hence there was no sampling. Data were collected through a 35-item questionnaire, structured on a four point response scale that ranged from very minimal felt impact to highly felt impact. Range of scores was used in answering the research questions. The t-test was used in testing hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings among others indicate that both retirees and prospective retirees in the five Federal Government ministries do not significantly differ on the extent to which the programme equipped them with abilities to take care of their personal life issues. The findings, among others also indicate that there were significant differences between the opinions of prospective retirees and retired civil servants on the extent the programme equipped them with ability to manage material resources and finance effectively. Based on the findings and their implications, recommendations were made and these include: that pre-retirement guidance programme is incorporated in the career development of employees on assuming office.
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