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NCJ Number: 50579 Find in a Library
Title: AGE AND FEARFULNESS - PERSONAL AND SITUATIONAL FACTORS
Journal: JOURNAL OF GERONTOLOGY  Volume:30  Issue:6  Dated:(1975)  Pages:696-700
Author(s): B D LEBOWITZ
Corporate Author: Gerontological Soc
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: Gerontological Soc
Washington, DC 20006
Type: Statistics
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH FEAR OF WALKING AROUND ONE'S NEIGHBORHOOD WERE ASSESSED IN A SECONDARY ANALYSIS USING DATA FROM A 1973 NATIONAL SURVEY OF 1504 NONINSTITUTIONALIZED ADULTS.
Abstract: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGE AND REPORTS OF FEAR WAS ANALYZED FOR VARIOUS CONDITIONS OF SEX, INCOME, LIVING ARRANGEMENT, AND SIZE OF PLACE OF RESIDENCE. THE SAMPLE WAS A MULTISTAGE AREA PROBABILITY SAMPLE TO THE BLOCK OR SEGMENT LEVEL WITH QUOTA SAMPLING BASED ON SEX, AGE, AND EMPLOYMENT STATUS. RESPONSES TO A QUESTION RELATING TO FEAR OF WALKING ALONE AT NIGHT WITHIN A MILE OF THE RESPONDENT'S HOME WERE USED AS THE DEPENDENT VARIABLE IN THE STUDY. IT WAS FOUND THAT THERE WAS NO GENERAL AGE DIFFERENTIAL IN REPORTED FEARFULNESS OF WALKING AROUND ONE'S NEIGHBORHOOD; FEMALES, THOSE LIVING ALONE, THE POOR, AND THOSE RESIDING IN LARGE URBAN AREAS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE AFRAID; AND SOME OF THESE EFFECTS ARE MAGNIFIED FOR THE AGED, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE POOR, LIVING ALONE, OR IN LARGE CITIES. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH ARE PROVIDED, ALONG WITH TABULAR DATA AND REFERENCES. (KBL)
Index Term(s): Fear of crime; Older Adults (65+); Statistical analysis; Surveys
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