Date of Award

Fall 1985

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Fehring, Richard J.

Second Advisor

McLane, Audrey

Third Advisor

Siegel, Hildegarde


The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between reminiscing and life satisfaction in independent elderly persons. The sample included sixty- two subjects aged 65 or older, living in two community high rise complexes for low income elderly. The Reminiscence Questionnaire by Romaniuk (1981) and the Life Satisfaction Index A developed by Neugarten, Havighurst and Tobin (1961) were used for hypotheses testing. As predicted, there was a positive relationship between life satisfaction and reminiscing (r=.30, p



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