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Leadership among the aged
 — a study of engagement among third-age professionals in Israel
Author(s)Benjamin Chetkow-Yanoov
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 6, part 1, March 1986
Pagespp 55-74
KeywordsSocial characteristics [elderly] ; Professional workers ; Israel.
AnnotationThis study focuses on the unique qualities of members of professions who not only remain active, but are also engaged in leadership roles (the outcome variable). The study distinguished between leaders and non-leaders, and explored individual as well as groupings of independent variables which may account for these differences. Data were gathered by mailed questionnaires, from people of retirement age in seven professions in Israel. Data analysis, besides testing the hypotheses, included devoting attention to inter-relationships among independent variables and leadership behaviours of different types of leaders, as well as to leadership patterns within different professions. Leadership is seen as adding significantly to the richness of the retirement years, and to an ageing person's ability to contribute to improving organisational, neighbourhood and community life. Implications are suggested for planners of pre-retirement programmes, leisure-time services and voluntarism opportunities for today's aged. (KJ/RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930629104 A
ClassmarkF: T7: 7H6

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