ERIC Number: ED233240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-22
Reference Count: 0
A Conceptual and Methodological Framework for the Study of Family Interaction among the Elderly.
Stub, Holger R.; Buerkle, Jack V.
This paper presents a theoretical scheme and research methodology for studying marital interaction among elderly couples. The derivation of the conceptual scheme from the perspective of symbolic interaction, and the specific concepts used in the conceptual model, i.e., the social act, role taking, agreement on frame of reference, and confidence or trust, are explained in an initial section. The methodological procedures used to implement the interaction model are described in detail, including information about the Department of Sociology Interaction Laboratory at Temple University, techniques for gathering data about the couples who participate in the interaction study, and the specific study procedures, e.g., the use of videotaped skits. The formalized conceptual scheme for the interaction model is discussed in detail and represented in diagrams in the appendix. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (35th, Boston, MA, November 19-23, 1982).