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ERIC Number: ED302378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov-3
Pages: 20
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Rural Mid-Life Single Adult Families: Male/Female Similarities and Differences.
Lingren, Herbert G.; And Others
The study examined data from rural midlife singles concerning: (1) their socio-demographic characteristics; (2) their life satisfactions and happiness with their rural lifestyle; (3) their self-image and self-esteem; (4) their coping strategies; and (5) their social support systems. Subjects were 76 men and 149 women between the ages of 35 and 59 who live on farms, ranches, or in communities of less than 2,000. Participants responded to a ten-page questionnaire measuring several demographic and personal-social variables. The researchers conducted a one-way analysis of variance by sex for the variables studied. Results suggested that although health did not seem to be a problem for most rural midlife singles, low income--especially for females--probably inhibited greater participation in social events and travel to larger cities for recreation. While most reported being quite happy with their station in life, there was an undercurrent of isolation and a lack of opportunity for singles living in some parts of rural America. The report gives implications for researchers and service providers. This report contains 32 references and 2 tables. (KS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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