- 50+ aged, whites followed 2,5 years, Kansas City, USA., 196?
- N = 177
- Non Response:
- Panel group: 16% refusal; 26% dropout after 4 interviews. Quasi panel: 17% dr.
4 interviews in a period of two and a half years.
- Authors's label
- Positive self-concept
- Our Classification
- Content analysis of interview records by 2 independent judges (component of Life Satisfaction Rating LSR, Neugarten et al 1961)
5. Feels at his best. Thinks of self as
wise, mellow; physically able or
attractive; feels important to
4. Feels more fortunate than the
average. Is sure he can meet the
exigencies of life. Compensates well
for any difficulty of health. Feels
in control of self in relation to
3. Sees self as competent in at least
one area, e.g., work; but has doubts
about self in other areas. Acknow-
ledges loss of youthful vigor, but
accepts it. Reports health better
2. Feels that other people look down on
him. Is defensive about what the
years are doing to him.
1. Feels old. Feels in the way, or
worthless. Makes self-disparaging