ATTITUDE OF TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING STAFF TOWARDS RETIREMENT IN ALVAN IKOKU FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION OWERRI
Okoiye Ojaga Emmanuel PhD; Nwoga Anayochi PhD & Mkpume Chijioke Friday
This study investigated the attitude of teaching and non-teaching staff towards retirement in Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri Imo state. Using a descriptive survey research design of ex-post facto type; Purposive sampling technique was used to select one hundred and ninety (198) academic and non-academic staff working in Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri. Attitude to Retirement Scale (α= 0.75) was used for data collection. Three research hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data were analysed using t-test statistical tools. There was a significant difference in the attitude of male and female employees towards retirement t-cal=2.61 (P<0.05). There was a significant difference in the attitude of staff towards retirement based on their marital status t-cal=3.39 (P<0.05). Also, there was a significant difference in the attitude of staff towards retirement based on their educational qualification t-cal=3.09 (P<0.05). Staff should be exposed early to basic pre-retirement orientation programme that will help enlightened them about the need to plan early for retirement as to have a realistic mind set towards retirement.