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Religion and aging in a longitudinal panel
Author(s)Dan Blazer, Erdman Palmore
Journal titleThe Gerontologist, vol 16, no 1 pt 1, 1976
Pagespp 82-85
KeywordsSpiritual characteristics [elderly] ; Personality ; Longitudinal surveys ; United States of America.
AnnotationThe data examined in this analysis of religious activities and attitudes were collected as part of a longitudinal study of ageing at Duke University based on a panel of 272 US community residents. The main findings were that positive religious attitudes remained stable, despite general declines in religious activities; and there were several significant and substantial correlations between religion and happiness, feelings of usefulness and adjustment. These correlations also tended to be stronger for older people and tended to increase over time. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930802005 A
ClassmarkEX: DK: 3J: 7T *

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