ERIC Number: ED138896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Study of Attitudes of the Elderly Toward Aging & the Aged.
Signori, E. I.; Kozak, J.
This study provides a closer perspective and appreciation of what elderly people think and feel about aging and the aged. Contained herein is a summary of the recorded written responses of 200 consecutive statements received from male and female persons 65 years old and over, in response to several broad questions regarding aging and the aged. The summary statements attempt to capture the diversity of meaning found in the recorded statements about a number of issues which are of interest to the elderly surveyed. In the issues discussed, no claim is made that the trends shown are generalizable to the total population of the elderly in British Colombia. However, that the issues may be of concern to a large number of the elderly is not contraindicated by these data. The additional, though as yet unanalyzed, data at hand from approximately 400 other respondents eventually should prove useful in confirming or disconfirming the consistency of present trends. Currently an attempt is being made to relate the experimental findings reported herein to findings obtained by studies using questionnaire and/or structured interview procedure. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (Vancouver, British Colombia, November 11-13, 1976) ; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document