Role competence and psychological well-being among the elderly

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Jay A. Mancini (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dennis K. Orthner

Abstract: This empirical investigation examined the relationship between psychological well-being and role competence among people 65 years of age and older. Three research questions were addressed: To what extent do older persons’ assessments of their competence in selected roles in life contribute to psychological well-being?; To what extent does the importance of a role affect the relationship between competence in selected roles and well-being?; and, Are self-assessed competencies in one role more important than those in other roles with regard to psychological well-being? Seven areas of role competence were examined: parent, spouse, friend, neighbor, active social involvement, health and physical independence, and general independence.

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Language: English
Date: 1977
Older people $x Psychology
Social role

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