ERIC Number: ED117619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Correlates of Self-Concept of Elderly Women Residing in Institutions.
Gfeller-Varga, Dorlinda A.; Long, Barbara H.
Ninety-five females (aged 61-100, mean=80.88) were interviewed in a study to determine correlates of self-regard, as measured by the Philadelphia Geriatric Morale Scale (PGMS) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSE). The PGMS correlated with the RSE, implying that the two reflect a single construct. Both scales correlated with self-reported activity. Religious variables correlated better with the RSE, while self-estimates of health correlated better with the PGMS. The PGMS is preferrable as a measure of self-concept for this population because of its ease of administration. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale