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Title:An empirical test of Gubrium's socio-environmental theory of aging
Author(s):Scarbrough, John Alvis
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Zaccaria, Joseph S.
Department / Program:Education
Discipline:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Gerontology
Psychology, Social
Education, Guidance and Counseling
Abstract:Using a sample of 571 people all 75 years of age or older, this research tested Gubrium's socio-environmental theory of aging. Using correlation, multiple regression analysis, and analysis of variance, it was found that one's individual resources (income, social network, and health) was highly correlated with life satisfaction in these older people. However, no main or interactive effects were found between density (person's per square mile), percentage of neighbors greater than 65 years of age, or degree of old-age concentration in the neighborhood (a measure which combines density and percentage greater than 65) and life satisfaction. The author proposes a new model of aging and life satisfaction.
Issue Date:1991
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/23391
Rights Information:Copyright 1991 Scarbrough, John Alvis
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9136724
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9136724


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