ERIC Number: ED182663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Aging and Alcohol Use: A Pilot Project.
Harris, Charles S.
Normal drinking patterns in an older population were examined by posing a series of questions directed at identifying drinking norms and practices, the social context and changes in alcohol use over time, and the ways individuals perceive alcohol and drinking. Instruments (N=3) were constructed: a schedule for structured personal interviews with both employed and retired persons; a self-report questionnaire for employed persons; and a self-report questionnaire for retired persons. The instruments were administered to a sample of 187 older clerical and sales workers and retirees residing in New York City. Chi square and analysis of variance procedures revealed that age, income, sex, and health status were strongly associated with the frequency and context of alcohol use. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on the Aging, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 25-29, 1979)