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dc.contributor.advisorPergrin, Jessie V.en_US
dc.contributor.authorDickey, Mary Beth, 1945-*
dc.creatorDickey, Mary Beth, 1945-en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-03T13:36:35Zen
dc.date.available2013-04-03T13:36:35Zen
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/278782en
dc.description.abstractA descriptive study was conducted to explore whether locus of control and morale had an effect on the physical ability of institutionalized elderly. A convenience sample of 20 men and women over the age of 65 living in a skilled nursing facility was used as the sample population. Quantitative research techniques were employed for data collection and analysis. No statistically significant relationship was found among the study variables of morale, locus of control or functional status. The length of time one had spent in the nursing facility did correlate with actual functional status. The male subjects indicated a higher perception in internal control of their lives while the female subjects showed a higher degree of positive adaptation in the nursing home setting, as measured by morale. Seventy-eight percent of the sample population viewed their health as either fair or poor. None of the subjects thought their health was excellent.
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectGerontology.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Sciences, Nursing.en_US
dc.titleLocus of control, morale and functional status in the institutionalized elderlyen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342962en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26622105en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-27T16:37:39Z
html.description.abstractA descriptive study was conducted to explore whether locus of control and morale had an effect on the physical ability of institutionalized elderly. A convenience sample of 20 men and women over the age of 65 living in a skilled nursing facility was used as the sample population. Quantitative research techniques were employed for data collection and analysis. No statistically significant relationship was found among the study variables of morale, locus of control or functional status. The length of time one had spent in the nursing facility did correlate with actual functional status. The male subjects indicated a higher perception in internal control of their lives while the female subjects showed a higher degree of positive adaptation in the nursing home setting, as measured by morale. Seventy-eight percent of the sample population viewed their health as either fair or poor. None of the subjects thought their health was excellent.


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