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Retirement and Bridge Employment: A Qualitative Investigation of Older Workers’ Perception of Retirement and Bridge Employment in Ireland

Maketivila, Yolande (2019) Retirement and Bridge Employment: A Qualitative Investigation of Older Workers’ Perception of Retirement and Bridge Employment in Ireland. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

A qualitative study investigated older workers’ perception of retirement and bridge employment in Ireland. Participants were recruited with the use of convenience sampling. An interview schedule was adapted to guide the researcher during the semi structured interviews. A total of ten participants were recruited to take part in the interviews. Participants were over 45 years of age, employed and residing in Ireland. Recorded semi structured interviews were transcribed and later analysed, using the thematic analysis. Braun and Clark’s (2006) six steps of the thematic analysis was used to analyse the collected data. The thematic analysis generated five themes. These themes were loss, financial stability, social life, inequality and freedom. The findings showed, participants had a positive view of retirement. However, they also stated that retirement could result in the loss of routine and earnings. They reported that in the case of early retirement bridge employment would be considered. Considerations to partake in bridge employment was influenced by the individual’s state of health and strength.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Older Workers
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2019 14:29
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2019 14:29
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3912

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