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Everyday lives of the elderly: a dimensional analysis.

Sociological Practice

Author: Kowalewski, D., Peterson, S.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1993


Employs an array of biological, economic, political, social, & psychological data obtained from a 1987 house-to-house survey of 358 elderly citizens in Allegany County, New York to assess the number & composition of the domains comprising their daily lives. Factor analysis isolated 8 domains: poor health, disengagement, self-sufficiency, female aging, meaningful employment, political faith, self-starting, & stoicism. External validation supported the factor solution & highlighted the impact of dietary & economic deficits on the problems of the aged.

Further Details

Pages: 83-97
Volume: 11
Accession Number: 15.5.03
Keywords: North America, older, assessment
Reads: 162