Societal Impact on the Aging Self Conference

The Penn State Gerontology Center in cooperation with the Geriatric
Education Center of Pennsylvania presents:

OCTOBER 12-13, 1998
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, Pennsylvania

Self-concept is an integral part of an individual's sense of well-being, degree of life satisfaction, experience of life quality, and other issues central to understanding the lives of older persons. The manner in which social structures impact age-related changes in self-concept deserves closer conceptual scrutiny and methodological sophistication. The substantive papers in this conference will examine age-related changes in self-concept in terms of broadly defined societal domains. These domains include the role of the family, the impact of work status, social policies, the health care system, and social values and expectations. The discussion papers will address the issues raised in the substantive implications from quantitative and qualitative perspectives.


Jon Hendricks, Oregon State University
K. Warner Schaie, Penn State

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Judy Hall, Conference Planner
The Pennsylvania State University
225 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
University Park PA 16802-7002
Phone: (814) 863-5100

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