Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Common characteristics of successful aging: An exploratory study
by Villa, Edgar Antonio, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 56; 1481601
Abstract (Summary)

This exploratory research study attempted to describe the relationship between successful aging and its relationship to older adults' spirituality, cognitive status, social engagement, physical health, functional ability, and adaptation skills. A non-probability, convenience sample consisting of 29 older adults from the Anaheim Senior Center and Vista Alicante Senior Apartments were asked to complete a semi-structured questionnaire and a set of standardized instruments. Several of the respondents reported good health and less intake of medication. A statistical significant difference was found between male and female in their spirituality. Correlations were found between resilience and spirituality scale and subscales: self-efficacy and life-scheme, indicating higher resiliency among older adults who were successfully aging older adults.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Santhiveeran, Janaki
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Gerontology, Social work, Aging, Developmental psychology
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Publication Number: 1481601
ISBN: 9781109658224
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