Title

A comparative study on the level of emotional support being received by institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly

Date of Completion

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Aged, Homes for the Aged, Psychosocial Support Systems

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive type of research design. Purposive sampling technique was utilized to select 50 institutionalized elderly respondents while snowball sampling was employed to choose 50 non-institutionalized elderly respondents. The questionnaire used to collect data was originally formulated by the researchers. Data was subjected to frequency, percentage, mean, t-test for independent samples and f-test. Majority of the institutionalized and non-institutionalized respondents were female and belonged to the age range of 60-74 years old. Most of the institutionalized respondents were financially dependent while the non-institutionalized respondents were both financially dependent and independent. Both of the institutionalized and non-institutionalized respondents received moderate level of tangible and high level of intangible emotional support. Age and gender were determinants on the level of emotional support received by institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly. The source of financial assistance was not a predictor on the level of emotional support received by the institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly. There was no significant difference on the level of emotional support received by institutionalized and non-institutionalized elderly.

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