ERIC Number: EJ446971
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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A Flaw in Gerontological Assessment: The Weak Relationship of Elderly Superficial Life Satisfaction to Deep Psychological Well-Being.
Euler, Bryan L.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v34 n4 p299-310 1992
Assessed degree of relationship between superficial and deep psychological adjustment among elderly individuals (n=86). Found only moderate correlation between shallow and deep psychological adjustment as measured by Cantril's Self-Anchoring Scale for life satisfaction (shallow) and Eriksonian-based Measures of Psychosocial Development (deep). Concludes gerontologists need to use more depth-oriented tests in evaluating older adults. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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