The productive contribution by older adults to the lives of others through altruism and helping is the focus of this book, which provides a useful antidote to the view that the elderly are recipients rather than givers of help. Following a brief historical survey of ageing treatments, the authors present their own theoretical model of successful ageing. Based on a carefully applied methodological review of research focusing on altruism and the elderly, the results reveal the relative frequency, nature, correlates and ramifications of the contributions they make.
Introduction Theories and Concepts of Altruism and Helping Beyond Current Views of Aging The Role of Altruism in Later Life Helping Across the Life Span Naturalistic Experiments Predictors of Helping and Well-Being in Older Adults A Cross-Sectional Survey Research Project Helping and Volunteering in Late Life The Results of an Experimental Intervention Conclusions and Implications
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