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KRAWULSKI, Edite; BOEHS, Samantha de Toledo Martins; CRUZ, Karla de Oliveira  and  MEDINA, Paloma Fraga. Voluntary teaching in retirement: a transition between work and non-work. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2017, vol.19, n.1, pp. 55-66. ISSN 1516-3687.

The teaching activity in federal public institutions has peculiarities that reflect in the moment of these professionals' retirement, making many of them keep doing their teaching activities voluntarily when they retire. This study was developed along with eight retired professors who have remained in professional activity by means of doing volunteer work for Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. It has been evidenced that the choice for this permanence is connected to the meaning given to teaching work and that personal facts, as well as external facts, influence such decision. The results found indicate that remaining in the teaching professional exercise is a way of keeping the usual way of living and mainly as a transition towards the total disconnecting from the developed activities. Although retired, the professors do volunteer teaching as a strategy of bridge employment towards the definitive disconnection from work and from the institution.

Keywords : retirement; work; teaching; meaning; volunteering.

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