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ERIC Number: EJ781943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Imagining Recovery, Resilience, and Vulnerability at 75: Perceptions of Social Work Students
Kane, Michael N.
Educational Gerontology, v34 n1 p30-50 Jan 2008
BSW and MSW students (N = 183) read one of three vignettes and were asked to respond to 21 items investigating their perceptions about depression, anxiety, and resilience of the vignette's character. While the incidents in each vignette were identical, the main character was (a) a 75-year-old Mr. Jones, (b) a 75-year-old Ms. Jones, or (c) "Imagine you are 75 years old." The character of each vignette had lost a spouse, was a victim of a mugging, and was exhibiting symptoms of depression and anxiety. The 21 items were analyzed by vignette type using a General Linear Model (GLM) and controlling for student type (BSW, MSW) and ethnocultural identity (member of the dominant or minority group). The GLM was significant (F = 3.020, df = 42, p = 0.000). There were significant differences among the vignette types in 11 of the 21 items. In general, respondents were more likely to perceive that they would be more resilient and less vulnerable at 75 than other 75-year-old men and women. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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