Women who divorce over the age of sixty: Over sixty and starting over

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291458
Title:
Women who divorce over the age of sixty: Over sixty and starting over
Author:
Highsmith, Susan Lynn, 1943-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
Divorce among older women is a growing social phenomenon about which little is known. The qualitative case study method was employed to determine issues relevant to women experiencing late-life divorce in order to: provide a basis of knowledge about these women; to identify areas for further research; and, to yield information that would facilitate the development of mental health programs intended to serve this population. Using open-ended questions during tape recorded interviews, the perceptions of five women who divorced over the age of sixty were elicited. The areas of concern within the broad categories of physical and mental health, family and social relationships, and economic and legal issues were identified and then compared and contrasted to data gathered by previous researchers. Recommendations were made for future research and a model for a cooperative community mental health program was endorsed.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Health Sciences, Mental Health.; Women's Studies.; Psychology, Developmental.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Newlon, Betty J.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleWomen who divorce over the age of sixty: Over sixty and starting overen_US
dc.creatorHighsmith, Susan Lynn, 1943-en_US
dc.contributor.authorHighsmith, Susan Lynn, 1943-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_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.abstractDivorce among older women is a growing social phenomenon about which little is known. The qualitative case study method was employed to determine issues relevant to women experiencing late-life divorce in order to: provide a basis of knowledge about these women; to identify areas for further research; and, to yield information that would facilitate the development of mental health programs intended to serve this population. Using open-ended questions during tape recorded interviews, the perceptions of five women who divorced over the age of sixty were elicited. The areas of concern within the broad categories of physical and mental health, family and social relationships, and economic and legal issues were identified and then compared and contrasted to data gathered by previous researchers. Recommendations were made for future research and a model for a cooperative community mental health program was endorsed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Mental Health.en_US
dc.subjectWomen's Studies.en_US
dc.subjectPsychology, Developmental.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNewlon, Betty J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348463en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b27570381en_US
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