- Volume 57 Issue 1
The purpose of this study is to examine how relatively young old men become old people after retirement and how they view their forthcoming old age. We interviewed the aspects of lives of the 10 relatively young old men to attain the purpose. According to the interviews, it was difficult to get a job after retirement in our society even though they wanted to do. This paper focuses on how the process of lowering their expectation to work happened, how they viewed their forthcoming old age during the process. One of the results showed that whenever they had failed to attain a job, they had been asked to lower their expectation of work. It seemed that their expectation to work became weak. But the process of exclusion of social role took away not only their expectation to work but also their plan for the future. As a result, the gap between an individual who wanted to be younger and the society which made them older made to decrease the degree of satisfaction.
young old male;retirement;adaptation process