Learning Objective 1: Define the term “elders’ abuse” and discuss the consequences on their quality of life.
Learning Objective 2: Identify the two types of resourcefulness and illustrate on how resourcefulness can have a positive effect on quality of life.
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to investigate the mediator and/or the moderator effects of resourcefulness on the relationship between elders’ abuse and quality of life among Egyptian elders who have been relocated to three retirement communities in Alexandria, Egypt. Theoretical Framework: The middle range theory of resourcefulness (Zauszniewski, 2006) suggests that the effects of abuse on elder’s quality of life may be influenced by resourceful behaviors. Resourcefulness is the ability to perform daily activities despite adverse situations (personal resourcefulness) and to seek help from others when unable to function independently (social resourcefulness).
Methods: A descriptive, correlational, and cross sectional design will be used to examine hypothesized relationships among the study variables using psychometrically sound measures. The sample consists of 100 elders aged 60 and older who recently relocated to three retirement communities in Alexandria, Egypt.
Results: Descriptive statistics will be used to examine the major study variables. Hierarchical regression will be used to test the mediating and/or the moderating effects of resourcefulness on the relationship between elders’ abuse and quality of life.
Conclusion: The results from this study will provide direction for the development of a resourcefulness intervention to help older adults to acquire personal and social resourcefulness to improve their quality of life and deal with the abuse that they might encounter.
See more of: Research Sessions: Oral Paper & Posters