Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
This study investigated the effects of behaviour setting and interaction on patterns of engagement and disengagement within a home for the aged. The purpose of the study was to illustrate that both patterns may be a function of situational and psychological factors and therefore should not be used as definitions of “successful aging.” Data were collected using an observational technique. Observations were made on five behaviour settings for a typical week. The results indicate that there is a relationship between patterns and the two factors specified. A similar finding was reported for staff patterns within the home. Implications of these findings are discussed in detail in the discussion section of the thesis.
MacDonald, George D., "Influence of Behaviour Setting and Interaction on Patterns of Successful Aging" (1974). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 1599.