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Divergent Aging: An Exploration of Successful Aging Paradigms and Unique Factors That Impact Diverse Women

Abstract This research examined successful aging in a convenience sample of 14 women in Phoenix, Arizona. The study used a mixed methods approach involving individual interviews and administration of a standardized instrument designed to measure success using an alternative construct, gerotranscendence. Explorative questions were designed to gather data regarding diverse women's lived experiences. In order to examine the impact of lived experiences on successful aging, demographics were collected and participants were administered the gerotranscendence scale further revised. Findings reveal that when success is conceptualized using gerotranscendence theory, women of color may still appear less successful than their white counterparts. Narratives... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Ransom, Nicole Nastashia (Author) / Bonifas, Robin (Advisor) / Anthony, Elizabeth (Committee member) / Gustavson, Kristen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / Gerontology
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 66 pages
Language English
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Note M.S.W. Social Work 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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