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Personal Empowerment

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Aging makes people particularly vulnerable to social breakdown and perceived or actual loss of personal power. While this process affects older people as a group it first affects individuals. Hence, individual approaches to empowerment are required if groups and societies are to benefit from the contributions of independent older individuals. The tendency toward psychological and emotional vulnerability that leads to social breakdown seems to be natural. It is, therefore, imperative that older persons as well as decision makers become aware of the possibility for prevention as well as remediation if people are to become and remain personally empowered during their later years.

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Publication
Ageing International, March 1993
Language: English
Date: 1993
Keywords
aging, empowerment, older people