ERIC Number: ED029207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jan
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A Base Line Survey of Elderly Non-Institutionalized Persons in Wyoming.
Ruthemeyer, Robert J.
The study aimed at obtaining information about Wyoming's elderly persons and their activities. The sample population comprised 108 individuals aged 65 years or older. Fifty were men; 58, women. The counties involved were stratified by three categories: (1) those having 11.5% or more of their population classified as elderly; (2) those having senior citizens constituting 6.0% to 11.4% of the total; and (3) those having 5.9% or less of the population classified as aged. Survey data were collected during March, April, and May of 1964. The modal education of the sample of Wyoming's senior citizens was from the sixth to the eighth grade. A statistically significant relationship existed between formal education and income. Of the fifty-one persons having an income of less then $2,499 per year, 67% had less than eighth grade formal education. Reading was the most frequently mentioned leisure activity. About 95% of the respondents had a radio and, on the average, listened to it about two hours daily. Eighty-three per cent of them had television receiving sets and the average viewing time was three hours daily. Some time was also spend visiting friends. (nl)
Descriptors: Age, Attendance, Bibliographies, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Income, Leisure Time, Older Adults, Surveys, Television Viewing
University of Wyoming Library, Laramie, Wyo. 82070
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.
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