Involvement in Activities, Work Satisfaction and Retirement Expectations of Brazilian Federal Employees
Soares Santos,Ana Palmira
Caetano Martins Silva e Dutra,Fabiana
Abstract: Introduction: The decision for retirement is an important event in the life of people and may be influenced by several factors such as health problems, work satisfaction and repertoire of daily activities. Aim: to describe the involvement in activities, to assess work satisfaction and to compare these variables between workers who are close to retire ment. Methods: 72 servers of public university were evaluated through a demographic and occupational social data; Diversity Sum in Time Allocation and Work Satisfaction Questionnaire. Results: Most were women (59.7%) with an 56 years old. Regarding the deci sion of retiring, 58.3% did not want to retire. The work satisfaction showed moderate to high values and there was no difference between the groups. Participants presented a balanced involvement in daily activities, with greater allocation of time to personal and home care. The group intending to retire indicated little expectation of changes in their activities. Workers who intend to postpone their retirement are planning transitions in almost all areas of activities and relationships. Conclusions: Poor involvement in activities and workers who want to retire indicated few expectations of changes in daily activities. In contrast, workers who intend to delay retirement have expectations of changes in most of the activities.