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The self-concept in institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly people

Journal of Environmental Psychology

Author: Antonelli, E., Rubini, V., Fassone, C.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2000


Although the topic of relocation of the elderly has generated considerable research, few studies have investigated its consequences on the content of the self-concept and on the levels of self-esteem. 60 institutionalized and 60 non-institutionalized elderly men and women (aged 64-92 yrs) participated in an investigation which assessed their spontaneous self-concept by means of the Twenty Statements Test and their level of self-esteem by means of the Rosenberg Scale. The results indicate that the institutionalized elderly have a more negative self-concept, lower levels of self-esteem, and a more restricted inter-personal self when compared to the non-institutionalized elderly.

Further Details

Publish Dates: Jun
Full Title: Journal of Environmental Psychology
Pages: 151-164
Volume: 20
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 8.10.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 19/08/2013
Keywords: North AmericaolderassessmentEmotional
Reads: 171