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ERIC Number: ED316789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
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Views Regarding Health, Home, and Other Influences on Life Satisfaction in Middletown, U.S.A.
Morris, David C.
This study sought to uncover the variables which account for much of the variance in life satisfaction among older residents of the Lynds' classic, sociological community setting: Middletown, USA (Muncie/Delaware County, Indiana). Data were collected in 1987 from 400 random telephone interviews with older adults (60 years of age and older). Six variables were identified from a large pool of independent variables as accounting for the vast majority of variance in life satisfaction among these older adults: subjective health status, satisfaction with home, comparative life satisfaction (now compared to when respondent was a younger adult), confidant contact, loneliness, and attitudes toward moving to a retirement home. Subjects were asked how they would describe general satisfaction with life at the present; 75 percent responded "excellent" or "good." (Data are tabulated and references are included.) (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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