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Altruism in Later Life
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Altruism in Later Life



October 1994 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.

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.

 
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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