ERIC Number: EJ408202
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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No Great Expectations: The Underpinnings of Life Satisfaction for Older Women.
Bearon, Lucille B.
Gerontologist, v29 n6 p772-78 Dec 1989
Interviewed 30 older and 30 middle-aged women. Although respondents had same average global life satisfaction, 2 groups differed significantly in salient sources of satisfaction/dissatisfaction. Health was more salient for older women; material well-being was future aspiration for younger group. Older women strove to maintain status quo whereas middle-aged women looked forward to achievements and acquisitions. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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