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ERIC Number: ED124810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 26
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An Elderly Leisure Attitude Schedule.
Teaff, Joseph E.; And Others
This study, using the Neulinger and Breit (1971) leisure attitude questionnaire, surveyed 129 community-based persons having a mean age of 71. Ninety-three of these persons were employed by and assumed responsibilities in the Foster Grandparent program at the local state school for the mentally retarded, while the other 36 respondents were members of a local chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons. The original Neulinger and Breit questionnaire was modified for administration to the elderly, in accordance with difficulties evidenced in a pilot study of this instrument's application with the elderly. The data were factor analyzed using a principle component method and a varimax rotation to five factors being in good agreement with the findings of Neulinger and Breit (1969, 1971) and were so named; Amount of Work or Vocation Desired; Amount of Perceived Leisure; Self-Definition through Leisure or Work; Affinity for Leisure; and Society's Role in Leisure Planning. In comparing both groups' responses to the items which comprise these five leisure attitude dimensions, the latter group evidenced a stronger self-definition oriented toward work rather than leisure. It is recommended that the usage of the schedule be restricted to research. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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