The lived experience of aging in the oldest living in Scotland: A phenomenological study

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The lived experience of aging in the oldest living in Scotland: A phenomenological study
Abstract:
The lived experience of aging in the oldest living in Scotland: A phenomenological study
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1991
Author:Wondolowski, Catherine, MEd
P.I. Institution Name:Hunter College CUNY, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Title:Associate Professor
The purpose of this study was to uncover ways in which the oldest

old living in a Scottish community view the experience of aging.

The phenomenon under investigation was designed to elicit an

understanding of the shared meaning of aging, as constructed by

the oldest old. The research question is: What is the

definition of the experience of aging in the oldest old? The

subjects in this study consisted of 100 of the oldest old men and

women, aged 80 to 100 years, living year-round in a coastal

resort town on the North Sea of Scotland.



Data were gathered by asking subjects to respond orally or in

writing to the following question: Tell me about a situation in

which you experienced yourself aging. Share your thoughts,

perceptions and feelings about the situation. The researchers'

activities followed van Kaam's six operations of phenomenological

analysis. Through the process of intuiting and analyzing the

descriptive expressions, it was found that the common elements

identified by Wondolowski and Davis in their United States study

(1988), namely unfolding euphony, creative transfiguring, and

transcendent voyaging, were mirrored by the Scottish oldest old.

These common elements structured the meaning of aging for the

oldest old living in Scotland. The definition arising from this

study is compatible with the definitions arising from Parse's

health study, and with the principles and meaning of the

Man-Living-Health theory (Parse, 1981). This work expands the

theory by adding to the body of knowledge about the meaning of

aging as experienced by English-speaking oldest old living in the

United Kingdom.



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.titleThe lived experience of aging in the oldest living in Scotland: A phenomenological studyen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150329-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The lived experience of aging in the oldest living in Scotland: A phenomenological study</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1991</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wondolowski, Catherine, MEd</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Hunter College CUNY, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study was to uncover ways in which the oldest<br/><br/>old living in a Scottish community view the experience of aging.<br/><br/>The phenomenon under investigation was designed to elicit an<br/><br/>understanding of the shared meaning of aging, as constructed by<br/><br/>the oldest old. The research question is: What is the<br/><br/>definition of the experience of aging in the oldest old? The<br/><br/>subjects in this study consisted of 100 of the oldest old men and<br/><br/>women, aged 80 to 100 years, living year-round in a coastal<br/><br/>resort town on the North Sea of Scotland.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Data were gathered by asking subjects to respond orally or in<br/><br/>writing to the following question: Tell me about a situation in<br/><br/>which you experienced yourself aging. Share your thoughts,<br/><br/>perceptions and feelings about the situation. The researchers'<br/><br/>activities followed van Kaam's six operations of phenomenological<br/><br/>analysis. Through the process of intuiting and analyzing the<br/><br/>descriptive expressions, it was found that the common elements<br/><br/>identified by Wondolowski and Davis in their United States study<br/><br/>(1988), namely unfolding euphony, creative transfiguring, and<br/><br/>transcendent voyaging, were mirrored by the Scottish oldest old.<br/><br/>These common elements structured the meaning of aging for the<br/><br/>oldest old living in Scotland. The definition arising from this<br/><br/>study is compatible with the definitions arising from Parse's<br/><br/>health study, and with the principles and meaning of the<br/><br/>Man-Living-Health theory (Parse, 1981). This work expands the<br/><br/>theory by adding to the body of knowledge about the meaning of<br/><br/>aging as experienced by English-speaking oldest old living in the<br/><br/>United Kingdom.<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:21:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:21:50Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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