Title

Shifting Gears: An Exploratory Study of Factors Impacting the Well-being of Retired Faith-based Ministers in Australia and New Zealand

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Business

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2022

Early Online Version

4-12-2021

Journal

Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging

Volume Number

34

Issue Number

2

Page Numbers

96-120

ISSN

1552-8049

Embargo Period

4-15-2021

ANZSRC / FoR Code

5004 Religious studies

Avondale Research Centre

Scripture, Spirituality and Society Research Centre

Avondale Research Centre

Lifestyle Research Centre

Reportable Items (HERDC/ERA)

C1

Peer Review

Before publication

Abstract

The rising tide of aged citizens globally suggests a compelling argument for increased understanding of factors impacting aging and retirement. Extended insight into the well-being of lesser studied groups offer suggestions to potentially enhance future planning for aging citizens. A study exploring the experience of clergy in Australia and New Zealand suggests a substantive theory on retirement in this context. A grounded study approach was adopted as best fit. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 42 retired clergy and their wives. Findings suggest the underpinning role of spirituality in the primary elements of; choice, flexibility and connectivity as factors impacting the well-being of faith-based retirees in this context.

Link to publisher version (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2021.1913467

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