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Attitudes toward aging and retirement homes before and after entry into a retirement home


Seifert, Alexander; Schelling, Hans Rudolf (2017). Attitudes toward aging and retirement homes before and after entry into a retirement home. Journal of Housing For the Elderly:Epub ahead of print.

Abstract

The change of one's habitual living conditions in favor of institutionalized living in a retirement home can be a stressful event. Therefore, the question arises: How does entry into a retirement home affect attitudes toward one's life and aging and toward retirement homes? In order to answer this question, we used longitudinal data from 53 older individuals who were surveyed before and after entry into a retirement home. The data revealed that attitudes toward one's life and aging changed negatively and attitudes toward retirement homes changed positively; however, there are gains and losses in both attitudes.

Abstract

The change of one's habitual living conditions in favor of institutionalized living in a retirement home can be a stressful event. Therefore, the question arises: How does entry into a retirement home affect attitudes toward one's life and aging and toward retirement homes? In order to answer this question, we used longitudinal data from 53 older individuals who were surveyed before and after entry into a retirement home. The data revealed that attitudes toward one's life and aging changed negatively and attitudes toward retirement homes changed positively; however, there are gains and losses in both attitudes.

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Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Center for Gerontology
08 University Research Priority Programs > Dynamics of Healthy Aging
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:English
Date:28 November 2017
Deposited On:06 Dec 2017 16:29
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 16:29
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/02763893.2017.1393484

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