PRZEDSTAWICIELE POKOLENIA Y: STUDENCI I NAUCZYCIELE AKADEMICCY WOBEC PRACOWNIKÓW NAUKOWO-DYDAKTYCZNYCH W WIEKU 65 PLUS
REPRESENTATIVES OF Y GENERATION: STUDENTS AND ACADEMIC STAFF ATTITUDES TOWARD ACADEMIC TEACHERS
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Forecasts indicate that the coming months will be important shift in the ratio between the number of people in the age before the new regulations, deemed production (up to 60 years for women and 65 years for men) and transition. The period after 2020 will be characterized by rapid aging of the population. Society, so their decision-makers, representatives of generation Y are facing a new challenge, taking into account the increasing proportion of mature persons in relation to young people (up to 35 years of age) in the labor market, to answer the questions: how to create the conditions for a sense of social security, the possibility of self-realization and achieving your career goals mature workers as "discounted" the potential and social capital, which gathered in the course of their work. The object of this study is the attitude of the representatives of generation Y to a particular group of mature workers – knowledge workers – teachers. Development seeks to obtain answers to the question: what attitude to teachers 65 plus present representatives of particular groups of communities of learners: postgraduate students, students of public and private universities, Polish and foreign, as well as academics belonging to the generation Y in relation to their older colleagues. Another research problem was getting to know the opinions of younger and older (65 plus) academic teachers on the factors that accompany the high quality of life of research and teaching staff during the period of late adulthood. To answer the questions formulated in this way, research was conducted in a group of students: post-graduate students and academic teachers with a total of 476 people. From this group, 378 represented students and post-graduate students. Among this group, 56 people were students of post-graduate studies at a public university, 74 students of public universities, 103 students of a private university 111 foreign students of a non-public university and 34 – non-public university and didactic employees. There were also 38 academic teachers aged 65 and over in the study group. The study used three diagnostic questions specially developed (with a reliability calculated by Cronbach's alpha coefficient above 0.76) of the Questionnaire Attitudes Towards Academic Teachers aged 65 plus. As a result of the conducted research, it turned out that the attitudes of the majority of respondents to teachers and scholars 65 plus are not burdened with negative stereotypes, and the age of mature people is not a criterion for lowering the assessment of their professionalism. At the same time, it was found that mature academic teachers more than their younger colleagues perceive the negative significance of the age of 65 plus in scientific and didactic work.
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