Self-concepts of low-income older women: not old or poor, but fortunate and blessed

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social Work
Department Social Work (College of)
Creator Barusch, Amanda
Title Self-concepts of low-income older women: not old or poor, but fortunate and blessed
Date 1997
Description This article examines the extent to which low-income older women define themselves in stigmatizing terms, then explores the strategies they use to preserve a positive sense of self. Instead of considering themselves "old" or "poor," the sixty-two women interviewed defined themselves as "fortunate" and/or "blessed." The ability to see oneself as fortunate may be a significant component of successful aging.
Type Text
Publisher Baywood Publishing Co.
Journal Title International Journal of Aging and Human Development
Volume 44
Issue 4
First Page 269
Last Page 282
Subject Low-income older women; Stigmatizing terms; Positive thinking
Subject LCSH Older women; Self-perception; Elderly poor; Self-perception in old age; Self-perception in women; Stigma (Social psychology)
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Barusch, A. (1997). Self-concepts of low-income older women: not old or poor, but fortunate and blessed. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 44(4), 269-82.
Rights Management (c)Baywood Publishing Company
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