Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preparing for Retirement: An Intervention with the Seventh-Day Adventist Pastors in Brazil
by Coelho, Paulo Roberto Goncalves, M.A., Andrews University, 2017, 100; 10845171
Abstract (Summary)

Problem - The future of retirement is an issue that has attracted the attention of governments and private entities worldwide. The period for retirement requires preparation during active professional life so that the resources or assets accrued and added to the Instituto Naacional do Seguro Social and Instituto Adventista de Jubilação e Assistência can be sufficient to meet the costs of living in the period of retirement.

The objective of this work is to awaken the interest in this issue, bring enlightenment and information for those who wish to prepare for retirement and encourage choice a balanced financial position or strengthen the preparation of those who have this advance purpose.

Method - The method used in this action research was quantitative in the 77 questions selected Ministerial Adventist Church Seventh-day Census - South American Division 2012 prepared by sociologist Dr. Thadeu J. Silva Filho at the request of SAD - South American Division. In the second survey questions applied to the shepherds that make up the Mission Para Amapá (MPA), the same quantitative method was used.

The selected data from the first survey provided information that charted an overview of the financial profile of the Adventist pastor and served as the basis for the identification of questions that this work intends to bring clarification. The data from the second survey showed interest, by the pastor, to put in practical financial measures that have been suggested in the seminar "Finance & Balanced Quiet retirement."

Results - Through action research were identified aspects of unpreparedness for retirement for a share of SAD pastors group such as lack of knowledge in finance and own financial profile, the need for external support and tools that facilitate the changing habits. Through research actions it became clear that supplying these aspects can the auxiliary group of pastors prepare quiet mode and satisfactory for retirement.

Conclusion - The final results suggest the possibility of improving the financial literacy of the Adventist pastor, assimilating new habits such as participatory planning the family budget, reshaping the way to spend their resources and restructuring the way to save. Through these measures the financial health of the pastoral family is a tangible reality and expectations for the most promising future.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Muckenberger, Everson, Cardoso, Afonso
School: Andrews University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- Michigan
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion
Keywords: Brazil, Pastors, Retirement, Retirement preparation, Seventh-Day Adventist
Publication Number: 10845171
ISBN: 978-0-438-26611-7
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