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Effects of control and predictability on the physical and psychological well-being of the institutionalized aged
Author(s)Richard Schulz
Journal titleJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol 33, no 5, 1976
Pagespp 563-573
KeywordsAttitude ; Self esteem ; Well being ; Residents [care homes].
AnnotationThis study examined whether some of the characteristics frequently observed among older people, such as feelings of depression and helplessness, are at least partly attributable to loss of control. A field experiment in which institutionalised older people were randomly assigned to one of four conditions was carried out to assess the effects of increased control and predictability upon the physical and psychological well-being of older people. The study concluded that predictable and controllable events had a powerful positive impact upon the well-being of the participants. (AKM).
Accession NumberCPA-930528119 A
ClassmarkDP: DPA: D:F:5HH: KX *

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