Voices of Australian baby boom career women: preliminary findings from focus groups

Courtney, Lyn (2006) Voices of Australian baby boom career women: preliminary findings from focus groups. In: Proceedings of the 5th National Conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing. pp. 86-89. From: 5th National Conference for Emerging Researchers in Ageing, 21 November 2006, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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This paper reports on preliminary quantitative and qualitative findings from the first stage of the “Successful Ageing of Australian Baby Boom Career Women” study. The objective of this stage was to use the voices of this cohort (women born from 1946 to 1964) to inform the development of a preliminary conceptual model and measure of psychosocial wellbeing for this cohort. Sixteen employed, or recently retired, Australian baby boom career women were invited to discuss primarily subjective wellbeing factors that they perceived to be essential to ageing successfully. This paper briefly reports on four major themes that emerged from content analysis of three focus groups conducted in Far North Queensland. It is imperative to investigate this cohort now, before or 54 as they begin to retire, to make sure that appropriate recommendations for policy reform and program development can be in place when these women retire. This should ensure that these women have the most desirable and meaningful roles in retirement.

Item ID: 4291
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-86487-873-8
Keywords: psychosocial bell-being; women; successful ageing; baby boomer; quality of life
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2009 02:58
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 100%
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