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Altruism in Later Life : Sage Library of Social Research - Elizabeth S. Midlarsky

Altruism in Later Life

Sage Library of Social Research

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The productive contribution by older adults to the lives of others through altruism and helping is the focus of this book, which provides a useful antidote to the view that the elderly are recipients rather than givers of help.<P></P><P>Following a brief historical survey of ageing treatments, the authors present their own theoretical model of successful ageing. Based on a carefully applied methodological review of research focusing on altruism and the elderly, the results reveal the relative frequency, nature, correlates and ramifications of the contributions they make. </P><P></P><P></P><P></P><P></P><P></P><P></P><P></P><P></P>

Introduction
Theories and Concepts of Altruism and Helping
Beyond Current Views of Aging
The Role of Altruism in Later Life
Helping Across the Life Span
Naturalistic Experiments
Predictors of Helping and Well-Being in Older Adults
A Cross-Sectional Survey Research Project
Helping and Volunteering in Late Life
The Results of an Experimental Intervention
Conclusions and Implications
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ISBN: 9780803927681
ISBN-10: 0803927681
Series: Sage Library of Social Research : Book 196
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 7th October 1994
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.48