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ERIC Number: ED177462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr-8
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Off-Time Events and Life Quality of Older Adults.
Goodhart, Darlene; Zautra, Alex
Many previous studies have found that daily life events influence community residents' perceived quality of life, which refers to the relative goodness of life as evaluated subjectively. A subsample population of 539 older residents, aged 55 and over, were interviewed in their homes. A 60-item scale was devised to measure the effects of "off-time" events on the quality of their lives. The measures assessed well-being and psychological adjustment. Major findings suggest that the stressfulness of life events for older persons may lie in their timing rather than in their frequency. (Author/BMW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Off Time Events
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (59th, San Diego, California, April 5-8, 1979)