ERIC Number: ED251727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-27
Reference Count: 0
The Support Systems of Aging Widows: A Review of Research and Educational Implications.
Schiamberg, Lawrence B.; And Others
This paper reviews the literature on the support systems of aging widows from an ecological perspective which includes personal resources, current assets as resources, and personal and group relationships. In the section on personal resources, research in the areas of the self, education, age, and race is reviewed. In the section on current assets, studies on widows' living arrangements, health, and economic support are explored. In the section on personal and group supports, the research on family, kin groups, friends and neighbors, and community supports is reviewed. Implications for education are discussed based on the literature review, including education on death and widowhood, and an increased feminist awareness. Interventions are proposed which emphasize the possibilities for change, especially in the area of widows' self-concepts. Recommendations focusing on the need for an ecological perspective, and self-help approaches to educating older widows are proposed. (BL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).