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ERIC Number: ED182634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep-4
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Relocation and Alienation: Support for Stokols' Social Psychological Theory.
Hwalek, Melanie; Firestone, Ira
The extent to which Stokols' model of alienation could be applied to the relocation of elderly into age-homogeneous communal residences was investigated by interviewing 50 residents of two homes for the aged and one senior citizen apartment complex. Three types of regression analyses were performed to test the hypothesis that simultaneously feeling thwarted from the old neighborhood, holding negative attitudes toward the old neighborhood, and maintaining association with those from the old neighborhood would create feelings of alienation among residents. In two of these anlayses, this interaction provided a significant increment in the prediction of alienation scores. The third, ultraconservative regression analysis, did not yield a significant effect. Results suggest that administrators of communal housing for the aged should stress within residence associations rather than force continued association of thwarted elderly with people from their own community. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (87th, New York, NY, September 1-5, 1979)