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The Meaning of Personal Possessions During Late Life Transiions

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003398/00001

Material Information

Title: The Meaning of Personal Possessions During Late Life Transiions
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Knox, Bethany
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Late Life
Personal Belongings
Relocation
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The move to an assisted living facility in late life not only means the loss of familiar surroundings, and possibly familiar social networks, but also accentuates the loss of physical and cognitive abilities that occur in late life. Research has focused on the role of social support, both within the facility and continuing support from ties outside the facility, in coping with these losses and aiding adjustment to the this change in lifestyle. The role of personal possessions in the transition to residing in an assisted living facility has not been thoroughly addressed in previous research. The purpose of my study was to explore the meanings assigned to personal possessions by elderly individuals after a move to an assisted living facility, and specifically to explore the elderly's use of objects to aid in the transition to the assisted living facility. Six women, ages 79-96, who have moved to an assisted living facility within the past eighteen months, were interviewed about their personal possessions and their new residences. The women's personal belongings often represented connections with others, the past, or self identity. Personal belongings also provided a sense of continuity as the women focused on adjusting to their new environment.
Statement of Responsibility: by Bethany Knox
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rosel, Natalie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 K7
System ID: NCFE003398:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003398/00001

Material Information

Title: The Meaning of Personal Possessions During Late Life Transiions
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Knox, Bethany
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2004
Publication Date: 2004

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Late Life
Personal Belongings
Relocation
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: The move to an assisted living facility in late life not only means the loss of familiar surroundings, and possibly familiar social networks, but also accentuates the loss of physical and cognitive abilities that occur in late life. Research has focused on the role of social support, both within the facility and continuing support from ties outside the facility, in coping with these losses and aiding adjustment to the this change in lifestyle. The role of personal possessions in the transition to residing in an assisted living facility has not been thoroughly addressed in previous research. The purpose of my study was to explore the meanings assigned to personal possessions by elderly individuals after a move to an assisted living facility, and specifically to explore the elderly's use of objects to aid in the transition to the assisted living facility. Six women, ages 79-96, who have moved to an assisted living facility within the past eighteen months, were interviewed about their personal possessions and their new residences. The women's personal belongings often represented connections with others, the past, or self identity. Personal belongings also provided a sense of continuity as the women focused on adjusting to their new environment.
Statement of Responsibility: by Bethany Knox
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2004
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Rosel, Natalie

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2004 K7
System ID: NCFE003398:00001

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