Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The relationship between social support and current life satisfaction in combat theatre veterans aged 50 and older
by Shaon, Amanda R., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 62; 1570855
Abstract (Summary)

This thesis investigated the relationship between social support and current life satisfaction in combat theatre veterans aged 50 and older. This study addressed a lack of research-based literature on this topic. The participants of this study (n=31) served in active duty in a theatre of war. Social support was measured using a researcher constructed questionnaire, The Veterans Perceived Social Support Questionnaire. Life Satisfaction was measured using Diener's (1985) Satisfaction with Life Scale. No significant relationship was found between social support and life satisfaction for this group. However, veterans who engaged in social activities a few times per month or more frequently reported higher current life satisfaction, than those who endorsed very minimal social activity.

Gerontologists can use this information to educate facilitators of veterans' groups about how to increase the frequency of social activities, which could lead to an increase in life satisfaction.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: White, Barbara
Commitee: Claver, Maria, Goeller, William
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Family and Consumer Sciences
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Gerontology, Social psychology, Social work, Military studies
Keywords: Combat veterans, Life satisfaction, Social support
Publication Number: 1570855
ISBN: 9781321400953
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