Activity participation and morale among older adults

dc.contributor.authorHamon, Raeann Kunkleen
dc.contributor.departmentFamily and Child Developmenten
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T14:40:07Zen
dc.date.available2014-08-13T14:40:07Zen
dc.date.issued1985en
dc.description.abstractThe use of discretionary time among older adults and its relationship to well-being is of particular interest to many researchers, practitioners, and service providers. Interview data were collected from a randomly selected sample of 171 persons 65 years of age and older from the urbanized area of Roanoke, Virginia. The study ascertains whether there is a relationship between amount of participation in thirteen activity categories and morale among older adults, after implementing controls for age, self-perceived health, and income. Using multiple regression analysis, results suggest that morale is largely influenced by the control variables, particularly health. In fact, almost none of the variance of the dependent variable is attributable to amount of activity. Implications for activity program development and theoretical refinement are discussed.en
dc.description.adminincomplete_metadataen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentiv, 43 leaves ;en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/50024en
dc.publisherVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 12655072en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1985.H368en
dc.subject.lcshOlder people -- Recreationen
dc.subject.lcshMoraleen
dc.subject.lcshLeisureen
dc.subject.lcshGeriatrics -- Psychological aspectsen
dc.titleActivity participation and morale among older adultsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Child Developmenten
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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