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ERIC Number: ED014733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Pages: 21
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A UTILITY THEORY OF OLD AGE.
HAMLIN, ROY M.
HERZBERG'S JOB SATISFACTION MODEL SERVES AS THE BASIS FOR AN ANALYSIS OF OLD AGE. THE PATTERN VARIES AMONG INDIVIDUALS, BUT THE CAPACITY FOR ORGANIZED BEHAVIOR RATHER THAN RANDOM STRESS REDUCTION SUPPLIES EACH INDIVIDUAL WITH A TASK. THE HYPOTHESIS IS THAT IF THE OLDER INDIVIDUAL REALIZES UTILITY IN HIS YEARS BEYOND 70, HE WILL RETAIN COMPETENCE AND LIVE LONGER. A TASK ORIENTATION WITH SYSTEMATIC REINFORCEMENT RELEVANCE AND CONTINUITY MAY BE NECESSARY FOR OLD AGE. A NUMBER OF SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ON THE CONDITIONS WHICH INFLUENCE THE OLDER PERSON'S MOTIVATIONAL ENERGY AND THE POSSIBILITY OF PROGRAMMED OBJECTIVES FOR THE OLDER PERSON ARE DISCUSSED. THIS DOCUMENT MAY BE FOUND IN N. W. COPPINGER'S, THE PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF AGING, VA CENTER, HAMPTON, VIRGINIA, MAY, 1966, PP. 113-138. (NS)
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