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Interactions at the elder-organization interface: Elders' experiences

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Show simple item record Richardson, Margaret Ann Zorn, Theodore E. 2012-10-04T23:03:28Z 2012-10-04T23:03:28Z 2012-10-03 2012
dc.identifier.citation Richardson, M.A., & Zorn, T. E. (2012).Interactions at the elder-organization interface: Elders' experiences. Research on Aging, 34(6), 738-757. en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn 0164-0275
dc.identifier.issn 1552-7573
dc.description.abstract Optimizing opportunities for elders’ participation is a central tenet of active aging policies. This article reports on a qualitative study that examined elders’ interactions with a range of organizations, using a combination of diaries and focus groups, to identify factors that enabled or constrained elders’ participation. Three organizational practices and three elder practices were identified as key influences on positive interactions. Where elders perceived they were seen, listened to, and helped in an appropriate manner, or where they were able to negotiate for these outcomes, their participation was enabled and they enjoyed a sense of satisfaction and well-being. Where elders perceived they or their needs were overlooked, their voices silenced, and appropriate assistance denied them, or they were unable to intervene to change these conditions, their participation was constrained and a sense of dissatisfaction resulted. The findings point to positive interactions as the shared responsibility of elders and organizational representatives. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Sage en_NZ
dc.relation.ispartof Research on Aging
dc.subject Active aging en_NZ
dc.subject Participation en_NZ
dc.subject Interactions en_NZ
dc.subject Older people and organizations en_NZ
dc.title Interactions at the elder-organization interface: Elders' experiences en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/0164027512444781 en_NZ
pubs.elements-id 37487

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