Portland State University. School of Education.
Date of Award
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Public School Administration and Supervision
4, vii, 167 leaves 28 cm.
School administrators -- Pensions -- Oregon, School administrators -- Oregon -- Retirement
The main purpose of this study was to develop a demographic/financial profile of retired Oregon public school administrators and to determine the relationship between these profile factors and the degree to which financial needs are met, the level of perceived financial satisfaction, and the level of perceived life satisfaction. Another purpose was to define those financial issues which impact the retired administrator and would be helpful in developing guidelines useful for pre-retirement planning and education. The subjects selected for the study were the 295 retired Oregon public school administrators known to the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators who had retired prior to September 1984. Thirty-two questions were asked in an attempt to gather data regarding three major areas: biographical information, financial information, and perceptions of financial/life satisfaction. A total of 198 or 67% of the retired administrators surveyed returned a completed survey instrument. Based upon the results, a demographic/financial profile evolved for the sample population. Moreover, a significant relationship was found to exist between sex, health rating, the ability to keep pace with inflation and the degree to which financial needs are met. Sex, health rating, the level of pre-retirement income, the ability to keep pace with inflation and the point at which retirement planning began were found to relate significantly with the perception of financial satisfaction. A significant relationship was also found to exist between health rating, the level of pre-retirement income, the ability to keep pace with inflation and the perception of life satisfaction. The degree to which financial needs are met related significantly with the perception of financial satisfaction and perception of life satisfaction. Finally, a significant relationship was also found to exist between the perception of financial satisfaction and the perception of life satisfaction.
Maier, William E., "A descriptive study of demographic financial factors and the perceived financial life satisfaction of retired Oregon public school administrators" (1985). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 783.