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Activity and life satisfaction in the elderly : a study at seniors' centres

By Charles William Ian Gillespie

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Bibliography: leaves 82-89.Although the activity theory of optimal ageing has attracted much interest amongst psychological gerontologists since its explication by Havighurst and Albrecht {1953), little work has been done in the South African context. As the many seniors' centres which now exist in South Africa have the beneficial effects of heightened life satisfaction through improved social activity as their rationale, a study was undertaken at six seniors' centres in Cape Town to examine the connection between social activity and life satisfaction

Topics: Psychology
Publisher: Department of Psychology
Year: 1994
OAI identifier: oai:open.uct.ac.za:11427/13474
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