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- ItemInfluence of Demographic Factors on Retirement Planning and Socio-Economic Status of Civil Servants in Uganda: Reflections from Pensioners from Busoga Sub-Region(Research & Innovation Initiative Inc, 2022) Fabian, Mwosi; Charles, Edaku; Robina, Mirembe; Eton, MarusThis study provides a Ugandan perspective on the influence of demographic factors on retirement planning and the socio-economic status of civil servants. The study collected data from 236 pensioners using a questionnaire survey. The demographic factors included gender, marital status, age, income, and educational level. Using multiple regression, the study concludes that there is a low predictive influence of demographic factors on retirement planning and socio-economic status. Only educational level and monthly income have significant influences on retirement planning and the socioeconomic status of the retirees. This study offers a solid ground for increasing civil servants’ salaries in Uganda. Also, the government may consider identifying resources for the professional development needs of civil servants.
- ItemLifestyle as a Predictor of Socio-Economic Status in Retirement: Evidence from Pensioners from the Busoga Sub-Region, Uganda(Society & Sustainability, 2022) Fabian, Mwosi; Charles, Edaku; Robina, Mirembe; Eton, MarusMost studies on retirement planning focus on preserving money and accumulating wealth and ignore the lifestyles of individual employees. This study promotes a discussion on lifestyle as a predictor of socio-economic status in retirement. Based on 236 pensioners from the Busoga sub-region, we used ‘the way of living’ to indicate lifestyle. We used household expenditure, access to healthcare, and housing quality to indicate socio-economic status. We used descriptive measures to report on lifestyle and Spearman’s correlation coefficient to document the relationship between workers’ lifestyle and socio-economic status in retirement. Strong attachments to family and intimate relations during one’s working life predict a satisfying retirement life. Civil servants who avoid harmful substances and exercise regularly are likely to retire in good health. There is a moderate and significant association between lifestyle and socio-economic status among civil servants in Uganda. Supervisors and human resource officers in government agencies and departments should conduct regular workshops to help government workers build strong attachments to their families, friends, social groups, and communities. We provide a solid foundation for working individuals to always reflect on the quality of their relations with their families, friends, social groups, and communities. This study contributes to the retirement planning research by shifting the focus to lifestyle, arguing that all forms of saving and financial planning for the future hinge on an individual worker’s lifestyle.