ERIC Number: EJ364576
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
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Older Rural Natural Helpers: Gender and Site Differences in the Helping Process.
Patterson, Shirley L.
Gerontologist, v27 n5 p639-44 Oct 1987
Investigated characteristics and helping patterns of 80 older rural natural helpers in the Midwest and New England. Results showed that although females (N=42) and males (N=38) were similar on demographic variables, there were marked differences associated with helper motivation, help initiation, helping style, and perceived outcome. Few site differences emerged. (Author/ABL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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