ERIC Number: ED174935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of a Series of Workshops Related to Citizen Participation in Civic Affairs on Anomia, Life Satisfaction, & Locus of Control Among the Aged Population in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina.
Trent, Curtis; And Others
The effect of participation in a series of workshops about citizen involvement in civic affairs on locus of control, life satisfaction and anomia among the aged population in the Piedmont region of North Carolina was investigated, as well as the extent to which certain personal and situational characteristics of respondents were associated with feelings of locus of control, life satisfaction and anomia. The sample, comprised of 111 individuals 60 years of age or older residing in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and drawn from organized groups and clusters of older adults, consisted of five experimental and six control groups. The experimental groups participated in the series of workshops entitled "Action Course in Practical Politics." Controls did not. Pretests and posttests were administered to all subjects. Analysis of the data revealed significant relationships between participants' feelings of anomia, life satisfaction, locus of control and a high percentage of the variables tested. Variables related to all three of the dependent variables were political activity, political knowledge, education, and income. Significantly related to both life satisfaction and locus of control were organizational activity, health and anomia. The variable related to anomia and life satisfaction was housing. Anomia was significantly related to race. Significantly related to leisure activity were anomia and internal-external control. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina
Note: Sponsored in part by the NRTA-AARP Andrus Foundation