Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)

Department

Social Work

Physical Description

1 online resource (65 p.)

Subjects

Self-esteem, Older people -- Psychology, Old age homes

DOI

10.15760/etd.2563

Abstract

The two primary purposes of this exploratory study were (1) to establish the theoretical tenability of focusing on the maintenance of self-esteem as a means for enhancing the quality of life in the institutionalized elderly, and (2) to identify factors related to self-esteem in a home for the aged sample.

Literature reviewed relative to the importance of self-esteem, its development, and its maintenance or change indicated that (1) self-esteem is related to personal satisfaction and effective social functioning: (2) self-esteem develops and is maintained or changed as a function of factors in an individual’s immediate interpersonal environment; and (3) institutionalization itself is not the critical factor affecting self-esteem of institutionalized persons.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Social Work

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/16183

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