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ERIC Number: EJ865735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7960
The Development and Manifestation of Altruistic Caring: A Qualitative Inquiry
Curry, Jennifer R.; Smith, Heather L.; Robinson, Edward H., III
Counseling and Values, v54 n1 p2-16 Oct 2009
Qualitative, phenomenological research provides rich information about the constructive, life span perspectives of the manifestation and development of altruism. Using an interpretive phenomenological approach, this study investigated "altruism" as described by 34 older persons in a continuing care retirement community. The findings identified 13 overarching, common, emergent themes related to this construct. Implications are provided for helping professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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