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ERIC Number: EJ167285
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Publication Date: 1977
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The Meaning of Cherished Personal Possessions for the Elderly
Sherman, Edmund; Newman, Evelyn S.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 8, 2, 181-191, 77
In this exploratory study, 94 elderly persons, in seven senior service centers and one nursing home, were interviewed to identify and ascertain the meaning of cherished possessions in later years. Lack of cherished possessions was associated with low life satisfaction scores, a suggested indicator of poor adjustment to old age. (Author)
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