PERCEPTIONS OF AGING IN AN OLDER SAMPLE: LIFE SATISFACTION, EVALUATIONS OF OLD AGE, AND RESPONSES TO CARTOONS ABOUT OLD PEOPLE.

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Title:
PERCEPTIONS OF AGING IN AN OLDER SAMPLE: LIFE SATISFACTION, EVALUATIONS OF OLD AGE, AND RESPONSES TO CARTOONS ABOUT OLD PEOPLE.
Author:
NEWMAN, JACQUELYN GAIL.
Issue Date:
1986
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The present study was an exploration of the relationships among life satisfaction, attitudes toward aging and responses to cartoons about aging. Subjects were 86 community resident, active and financially secure adults aged 53 to 85. In this sample of subjects, the Life Satisfaction Index (Neugarten, Havighurst and Tobin, 1961) factors of Mood, Congruence and Zest combined with satisfaction with social involvements to account for 50% of the variance of attitude toward old age. Attitudes toward aging were measured with the Kogan-Wallach (1961) semantic differential evaluating the concept of "old age". As expected, all subjects rated cartoons which portrayed a clearly negative view of aging as less funny and more negative than cartoons which portrayed a more ambivalent view of aging. Contrary to expectation, responses to cartoons about aging were unrelated to life satisfaction, evaluations of old age or perceived societal attitudes toward old age.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Older people -- Psychology.; Aging -- Psychological aspects.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Domino, George
Committee Chair:
Domino, George

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titlePERCEPTIONS OF AGING IN AN OLDER SAMPLE: LIFE SATISFACTION, EVALUATIONS OF OLD AGE, AND RESPONSES TO CARTOONS ABOUT OLD PEOPLE.en_US
dc.creatorNEWMAN, JACQUELYN GAIL.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNEWMAN, JACQUELYN GAIL.en_US
dc.date.issued1986en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe present study was an exploration of the relationships among life satisfaction, attitudes toward aging and responses to cartoons about aging. Subjects were 86 community resident, active and financially secure adults aged 53 to 85. In this sample of subjects, the Life Satisfaction Index (Neugarten, Havighurst and Tobin, 1961) factors of Mood, Congruence and Zest combined with satisfaction with social involvements to account for 50% of the variance of attitude toward old age. Attitudes toward aging were measured with the Kogan-Wallach (1961) semantic differential evaluating the concept of "old age". As expected, all subjects rated cartoons which portrayed a clearly negative view of aging as less funny and more negative than cartoons which portrayed a more ambivalent view of aging. Contrary to expectation, responses to cartoons about aging were unrelated to life satisfaction, evaluations of old age or perceived societal attitudes toward old age.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectOlder people -- Psychology.en_US
dc.subjectAging -- Psychological aspects.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorDomino, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.chairDomino, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMarquart, Dorothyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBergan, John R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPool, Ronald H.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest8623857en_US
dc.identifier.oclc697656803en_US
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