Transferring the Knowledge

Do you know of anyone at 65 years of age or over, who is either retired,  performing (or interested in) volunteer work or paid work, or any of these combined?

ACCELL doctoral candidate Jennifer Luke is currently investigating the career support needs of those in retirement who re-engage in work (paid or volunteer) as well as those who never stopped working. What are the adaptabilities, generativity, and level of interest in mentoring of this cohort?

With a recent successful survey of post-retirement age participants within the UK, Jennifer is now seeking Australian and New Zealand survey participants who are 65 years of age or over.

The aim of this current research survey is to learn about participants’ beliefs regarding work, being recognised in society, and sharing their knowledge with others.

The survey takes, on average, approximately 10 minutes. If you are willing to contribute or know of someone who would be, here is the link:

https://surveys.usq.edu.au/index.php/828454?lang=en

Ageing is not about decline; it is about growth. Ageing creates opportunities and mature workers are not burdens. They are valuable contributors with experience and knowledge to give.

With the focus on mentorship by older workers as a solution for retaining skills within the workforce, the proposed outcome of this research project is to provide valuable information for future career interventions and guidance for this age cohort.

This research project has ethical approval from the University of Southern Queensland (Human Research Ethics Approval Number – H17REA101) and all survey responses are anonymous. For more information contact Jennifer.Luke@usq.edu.au

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