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Original Research Article

Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume: 9 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 120-125

Life Satisfaction after Retirement among Civil Servants of Banke District, Nepal

Tulsa Sunar1, Ambika Ghimire2

1Lecturer, Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine, Nursing Campus Nepalgunj, Banke, Nepal
2Patan Academy of Health Sciences, School of Nursing and Midwifery Lalitpur Nursing Campus, Lalitpur, Nepal

Corresponding Author: Tulsa Sunar


Introduction: Retirement is one of the main life course transitions in late adult life. How retirees experience this transition (as voluntary versus forced) has strong implications for adaptation to retirement and well-being in retirement.
Objectives: The objective of the study was to find out the life satisfaction among retired civil servants.
Methodology: A cross sectional descriptive design was used. Structured questionnaire was developed to collect information. In the first part of tool socio-demographic and retirement related questions were included. In the second part of tool, life satisfaction related questions including Life Satisfaction Index-A (LSI-A) was included. Socio demographic questionnaire and retirement related questionnaire were constructed on the basis of literature review. Data were entered and analyzed through SPSS 20 version for descriptive as well as inferential analysis. All ethical aspects were followed.
Result: 95.4% of respondents were satisfied after retirement. The satisfaction was measured according to life satisfaction index score which was ranging from 37 to 72 includes as satisfied and 18 to 36 as not satisfied. Based on study findings the age category above 60 years old were 82.7% with the mean age of 63.64. Eighty-three point three percent were male and 92.3% were living with partner. By education majority of them were under graduate and 50.5% hold job as non-gazette class. According to the study result socio-demographic variables (age, marital status, educational level, and occupational position) were not statistically associated with satisfaction after retirement, only sex was statistically associated with life satisfaction.
Conclusion: Majority of retired civil servants was satisfied with their retirement life and socio-demographic status did not affect in the satisfaction after retirement.

Key words: Retirement, civil servants, satisfaction, Nepal

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