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A descriptive study of psychological wellbeing of civil servant retirees in Sukaregang, Garut

Wangi, Eneng Nurlaili and Meitawatie, Citra (2014) A descriptive study of psychological wellbeing of civil servant retirees in Sukaregang, Garut. In: International Social Development Conference 2014 (ISDC 2014), 12 – 13 August 2014, Bayview Hotel Langkawi, Malaysia.

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Retirement is the state when people donot work anymore due to the finished working terms (Indonesian dictionary, 2008). Many people regard retirement as a stressful period and terrifying event (Zarit in Santrock, 1999). Yet, it is different with the retirees in Sukagerang Garut, where 43% of retirees run a business as a positive activity to spend their leisure time and is regarded as a livelihood, although financial-insufficiency, daily activities change, and social relation change are found in the period. By doing so, the retirees can accept their current status, feel comfortable with the retirement period, manage good relationship with their old friends,have purpose of life, know themselves deeper, and arrange a satisfying life.Those things are retirement evaluation toward individuals and their life affecting psychological welfare, which according to Ryff is called Psychological Well Being.This research aims at investigating how Psychological Well Being of the retired civil servants in Sukagerang Garut is.The descriptive qualitative method was employed in this research with nine retirees as the participants.The measuring instrument used in this research was the questionnaire adapted from Psychological Well Being Scale (PWBS) proposed by Carol D. Ryff.The research found that six participants got the highest score for six dimensions, one participant got four high dimensions (positive relationship with others, autonomy, environmental mastery and purpose of life), one participant got four high dimensions (self-acceptance, positive relationship with others, purpose of life, and self-growth, and one participant got two high dimensions (autonomy and purpose of life).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 978-967-0474-74-8 Organized by: School of Social Development (SSD), UUM College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: psychological well-being, retirement
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Applied Psychology, Social Work & Policy
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2015 04:20
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 02:58
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/13263

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