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Civil Servant’s Socio-Cultural Beliefs About the Aged Population: Implication for Counselling Practices (Published)

Ageing is a universal human trait since it is something everyone in every culture and nation experiences and the belief people hold on to about ageing is largely influenced by their culture. Many cultures have different perceptions and belief of their aged individuals. This research work is therefore based on civil servants’ socio-cultural beliefs about the aged population and their implications for counselling practices. The research design adopted for the study was a descriptive survey method. Three null research hypotheses were generated and tested for in the body of the work at 0.05 level of significance. Purposive sampling technique was used to select 300 civil servants who served as respondents for the purpose of the work. A researcher designed questionnaire tagged socio-cultural beliefs about aged inventory (SCBAAI) was used to collect data for the study. The data collected were analysed using t-test statistics and ANOVA as appropriate. The results revealed that the three null hypotheses generated were accepted. It was recommended that there should be plan and policies designed for the older generation. Also, it was recommended that government should as a matter of urgency have an agency that will be responsible for the social, security and payment of benefits to the aged, people with disabilities and their carers.

Keywords: Civil Servants, aged population, socio-cultural beliefs

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