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Post-Retirement Experience among Retirees: A Case Study in Malaysia

Yamunah Devi Apalasamy, Halima Awang, Norma Mansor and Tey Nai Peng

Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Volume 28, Issue 3, September 2020

Keywords: Ageing, post-retirement, retirees

Published on: 25 September 2020

Retirement influences the social relation, financial circumstances, time flexibility and well-being. The autobiographies of 26 Malaysians retirees from the book ‘Who Says I am Retired’ were analysed. The significance of this study is to enrich the information on planning for life after retirement, emphasizing the importance of active ageing. Many retirees pursued a professional career after their mandatory retirement to live with dignity and independence. Many men retirees were actively involved in community work compared to women. The retirees felt that there should be no such thing as retirement while some expressed that they were not actually retired from work but rather transit from one phase of activity to another. Notably, Malaysian retirees are undergoing evolution from true, old-style retirement to the modern.

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