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Author Powell, Amanda Joy, author.
Title Successful aging in seniors 65-75 years old : an examination of the effect of three lifestyle variables / by Amanda Joy Powell.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2013.

 Electronic Book  TX165 .Z95 2013 P69eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (ix, 88 pages) : illustrations, some color.
Content Type text
still image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2013.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 69-76).
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Aug. 6, 2013).
Summary The purpose of this study was to examine how social support, participation in productive work, and planning for the future are related to successful aging. This research defined successful aging as the ability to optimize circumstances given while being actively engaged in proactive measures to obtain a high level of functioning. A total of 68 participants, ages 65-75, filled out a self-reported survey created by the author. A total of 67.7% of the sample population was found to be successfully aging. Productive work had the most correlation to success in aging. Planning for the future and successful aging were the second most correlated relationship. Another relationship of significance was that of productive work and social support, though this relationship between independent variables was not originally hypothesized. Final analysis was completed using SPSS version 20 and showed that social support systems and planning for the future did not significantly correlate to success in aging. Alternatively, productive work was vital in the formula for successful aging.
Subject Aging -- Social aspects.
Aging -- Planning.
Motivation (Psychology) in old age.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Family and Consumer Sciences.
OCLC number 855545322