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Submitted: 30 January 2013
HERDIN Record #: PCHRD13013012453297

Sense of usefulness - an avenue of later life satisfaction: a study among adult persons aged 60 to 80 years at the family clinic and hospital Oct to NOv., 1995.

L P. Dominga,
A V. Pineda Jr

Studies of later life assert that sense of usefulness impacts life satisfaction. This study determines what contributes to sense of usefulness. The sample consists of 56 older individuals, ages 60 to 80 years, who were mostly professionals, and involved in the community. The research instrument is a thirty six-item questionnaire. Findings identified two correlates of sense of usefulness: involvement with the community (p<.05) and family involvement (p<.05). Other role characteristics like continuity of respect, involvement with significant others and congruence between expectations and experiences showed no statistical significance and no correlation with the sense of usefulness among the respondents. Results may contribute to theoretical understanding of later life development and suggest directions for work with the aging client system.

Publication Type
Biennial Report
University of Santo Tomas Research Report 1994-1996
Publication Date
January 1996

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