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Age identification among Yoruba aged
Author(s)Funmi Togonu-Bickersteth
Journal titleJournal of Gerontology, vol 41, no 1, January 1986
Pagespp 110-113
KeywordsSelf esteem ; Life satisfaction ; Cross cultural surveys ; Nigeria.
AnnotationThe study examined the influences of chronological age, number of grandchildren, and life satisfaction on age, identification of older Yoruba residents in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The sample of consisted of 440 randomly selected non-institutionalised people, age 55 and older. Data were gathered through structured interviews. The results revealed: strong predictive relationship between chronological age and age identification; a weak but significant relationship between number of grandchildren and age identification, although this relationship disappears when chronological age is controlled; and no significant relationship between age identification and life satisfaction. Differences between these findings and those reported for western samples reflect cultural differences between Yoruba and Western societies. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930423084
ClassmarkDPA: F:5HH: 3KA: 7MT

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