Predictors of life satisfaction among older adults living in the community

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dc.contributor.advisor Chadwick-Jones, J. K. (John K.)
dc.creator Fresco, Fernanda
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-23T18:23:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-23T18:23:42Z
dc.date.issued 1990
dc.identifier.other BF724.85 S27 F74 1990
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/23765
dc.description xi, 383 leaves ; 29 cm. en_CA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 337-357).
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to investigate the linear relationship of eight predictor variables and the self-reports ratings of current and global life satisfaction among older men and women living in a community. The major findings of the study demonstrate that life satisfaction is related to particular types of activities (global, intimate and leisure), informal and formal social interactions, number of social roles, satisfying family and leisure life events, functional and adequacy of physical health. However, religious activity, work life events, gender, chronological age and all of the socioeconomic factors are not found to be significantly associated with life satisfaction. Adequacy of health was shown to be the predominant correlate of life satisfaction. These findings are congruent with evidence in the literature indicating that good health and involvement in social activities are principal contributors to life satisfaction in later life. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University en_CA
dc.subject.lcc BF724.85.S27
dc.subject.lcsh Satisfaction
dc.subject.lcsh Older people -- Psychology
dc.subject.lcsh Self-realization in old age
dc.title Predictors of life satisfaction among older adults living in the community en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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