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dc.contributor.authorSpencer, Elizabeth H.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:27:44Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:27:44Zen
dc.date.issued1993en
dc.identifier.otheretd-01242009-063259en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/40750en
dc.description.abstractReview of life experiences for personal adaptation is a general tendency in older adults. A positive outcome of life review may be an increase in well-being. To test the hypothesis that reminiscence group activity, structured for life review, could increase well-being, a sample of 30 residents in a retirement community was studied, using a quasiexperimental, pretest-posttest design. Research subjects, average age 78 years, were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. All were pre- and post-tested by four instruments: Life Satisfaction Index Form A, Affect Balance Scale, Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale, and the OARS Activities of Daily Living Scale. Control subjects received testing only. Experimental subjects participated in small reminiscence groups, structured for life review by the Haight Life Review Experiencing Form (LREF). The reminiscence group activity constituted one complex independent variable. Group activity included opportunity to write in private journals about LREF topics, shared voluntarily. Data from the four dependent variables were analyzed separately, using scale score differences. Neither t-tests, nor one-way analysis of variance of differences in relation to frequency of group attendance revealed any statistically significant findings, although posttest scores showed some nonsignificant improvement.en
dc.format.extentix, 111 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 28924618en
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1993.S67.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1993.S67en
dc.subject.lcshCreative writing -- Psychological aspectsen
dc.subject.lcshOlder people -- Psychologyen
dc.subject.lcshRecollection (Psychology)en
dc.subject.lcshSelf-realization in old ageen
dc.titleReminiscence, life review, and journals: effects on the well-being of older adultsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-01242009-063259/en
dc.date.sdate2009-01-24en
dc.date.rdate2009-01-24en
dc.date.adate2009-01-24en


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