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ERIC Number: ED520260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 77
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-3681-6
Observational Learning among Older Adults Living in Nursing Homes
Story, Colleen D.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this study was to evaluate learning by older adults living in nursing homes through observational learning based on Bandura's (1977) social learning theory. This quantitative study investigated if older adults could learn through observation. The nursing homes in the study were located in the midwestern United States. The participants were all older adults, 65 years of age or more, living in these nursing homes. There was a group from each nursing home that completed three different tasks. Each group consisted of 10 participants at the start of the study. The participants scored in the normal range for cognitive abilities on the Mini Mental State Exam (MMSE). The results of learning were measured by using a rating scale for each task. The findings from the study indicate that older adults in nursing homes can learn new tasks through observation. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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