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Survey - Baby Boomers


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A. Age:
a. 50-55
b. 56-60
c. 61-65
d. 66-70
e. 71 or over

B. Gender:
a. Male
b. Female

C. Geographic Region:
a. Midwest
b. Northeast
c. Southeast
d. West

D. Education Level:
a. High School Diploma
b. Technical/Trade School
c. Associate Degree
d. Bachelors Degree
e. Graduate Degree

Survey Questions:

1.  Do you believe you are secure in your present job until you choose to retire?
a. Yes
b. No

2.  If no, what factors lead you to this conclusion?  Choose all that apply.
a. My company is closing.
b. My office site/plant is closing.
c. My company is involved in a merger or acquisition.
d. My company is looking to become more efficient.
e. My company is being affected by the economy.
f. Other: 

3.  Do you believe you can find another position quickly should you leave your current job?
a. Yes
b. No

4.  What factors lead your to this conclusion.  Choose all that apply.
a. My education.
b. My age.
c. My experience.
d. My health.
e. My skills.
f. Other: 

5.  Do you feel you age is a detriment to your career opportunities?
a. Yes
b. No

6.  If yes, what observations lead you to this belief?  Choose all that apply.
a. I've been told I'm too old.
b. I've been passed over for promotions.
c. I've been told I'm over-qualified when applying for positions.
d. I've been told I make too much money.
e. I've been excluded from training and development opportunities.
f. Other: 

7.  Do you find you're able to keep up with your current job duties?
a. Yes
b. No

8.  If no, what specific incidents have occurred within the last year to indicate this?  Choose all that apply.
a. The work pace is too fast for me.
b. My work involves too much physical labor.
c. The lighting makes it difficult for me to do my job.
d. I've been given assignments on a computer I don't understand.
e. Other: 

9.  Are you willing to give extra effort in your current job?
a. Yes
b. No

10.  If no, what could your employer do that would help you be willing to give extra effort?  Choose all that apply.
a. Ask me for my opinion.
b. Provide recognition.
c. Show appreciation for my work.
d. Provide flexible hours.
e. Give me an opportunity for professional growth and development.
f. Other: 

11.  Do you engage in physical exercise on a daily basis?  In no, go to Question #13.
a. Yes
b. No

12.  If yes, which types of exercise do you engage in?  Choose all that apply.
a. Walking
b. Running
c. Swimming
d. Weight Lifting
e. Yoga
f. T'ai Chi
g. Other: 

13.  Do you exercise three or more days a week?
a. Yes
b. No

14.  If yes, which types of exercise to you engage in?  Choose all that apply.
a. Walking
b. Running
c. Swimming
d. Weight Lifting
e. Yoga
f. T'ai Chi
g. Other: 

15.  Do you feel pressure from younger workers to retire?
a. Yes
b. No

16.  If yes, what are the indicators that lead your to feel this pressure?  Choose all that apply.
a. Younger people have told me I should retire.
b. Younger workers ignore me.
c. No one asks for my opinion.
d. I'm excluded from meetings.
e. Other: 

17.  Are you concerned about your ability to keep up mentally with younger workers?
a. Yes
b. No

18.  If yes, what is causing this concern?  Choose all that apply.
a. My recall is not what it used to be.
b. I don't hear as well as I used to.
c. It takes me longer to learn something new.
d. I have to take more notes to remember things.
e. Other:

19.  Are your currently taking any classes to update your skills?
a. Yes
b. No

20.  If yes, which types of classes are you taking?
a. Technical courses related to my job
b. Courses towards an Associate Degree
c. Courses towards a Bachelors Degree
d. Courses towards a graduate degree
e. Courses unrelated to my job

21.  Have you taken any classes to update your skills within the past year?
a. Yes
b. No

22.  If yes, which types of classes did you take?
a. Technical courses related to my job
b. Courses towards an Associate Degree
c. Courses towards a Bachelors Degree
d. Courses towards a graduate degree
e. Courses unrelated to my job

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