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Conference Paper: Strategic Approach for Promoting Retirement Preparation - Innovative Use of Active Interest Development and Senior Mentorship

TitleStrategic Approach for Promoting Retirement Preparation - Innovative Use of Active Interest Development and Senior Mentorship
Authors
Issue Date2014
PublisherAsia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology.
Citation
The 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology (ACAPP 2014), The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 9-11 January 2014. How to Cite?
AbstractRetirement is a major life transition associated with mental health hazards. Currently about 60,000 working adults retire every year in Hong Kong. Due to the baby boomers effect, the peak retirement wave will take place in 2018. To cope with such a big challenge, retirement preparation interventions have to be highly acceptable, affordable and sustainable. With reference to literature, we developed an innovative retirement preparation intervention adopting development of active interest as the positive, strategic entry point. To produce sufficiently big impacts, we trained and supervised successfully retired people as mentors for the soon-to-retire. A 1-year, 4-wave longitudinal survey tracked the mental health status of 31 mentees of the program before and after retirement. Findings supported the protective value of the program. Since this year’s mentees can be next year’s mentors, the mentor pool will have natural organic growth. The program is thus self-sustaining, and has potentials of becoming a universal service for retirees.
DescriptionConference Theme: Applying Positive Psychology in the 21st Century
Session - Symposium I: Applied Positive Psychology on Workplace
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194811

 

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dc.contributor.authorNg, SMen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-17T02:12:12Z-
dc.date.available2014-02-17T02:12:12Z-
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 1st Asia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology (ACAPP 2014), The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 9-11 January 2014.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/194811-
dc.descriptionConference Theme: Applying Positive Psychology in the 21st Century-
dc.descriptionSession - Symposium I: Applied Positive Psychology on Workplace-
dc.description.abstractRetirement is a major life transition associated with mental health hazards. Currently about 60,000 working adults retire every year in Hong Kong. Due to the baby boomers effect, the peak retirement wave will take place in 2018. To cope with such a big challenge, retirement preparation interventions have to be highly acceptable, affordable and sustainable. With reference to literature, we developed an innovative retirement preparation intervention adopting development of active interest as the positive, strategic entry point. To produce sufficiently big impacts, we trained and supervised successfully retired people as mentors for the soon-to-retire. A 1-year, 4-wave longitudinal survey tracked the mental health status of 31 mentees of the program before and after retirement. Findings supported the protective value of the program. Since this year’s mentees can be next year’s mentors, the mentor pool will have natural organic growth. The program is thus self-sustaining, and has potentials of becoming a universal service for retirees.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAsia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology.-
dc.relation.ispartofAsia-Pacific Conference on Applied Positive Psychology, ACAPP 2014en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleStrategic Approach for Promoting Retirement Preparation - Innovative Use of Active Interest Development and Senior Mentorshipen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailNg, SM: ngsiuman@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityNg, SM=rp00611en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros227733en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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