Date of Award
Master of Science
Dr. Doris A. Smith
Dr. Dean R. Tyndall
Dr. Cindee Q. Peterson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study examines the relationship between life satisfaction and the volition subsystem of 32 older adults who reside in nursing homes. Specifically, it attempts to measure congruence or the perception of the individual that the inherent characteristics of an activity "fit" his or her sense of personal causation, values and interests. The study examines the relationship between this congruence and life satisfaction.
Results of the study identified positive correlations between congruence and life satisfaction. Correlations between congruence of volition subsystem components and activity were at a statistically significant level (p <.05) for personal causation, values and total volition. Correlations between congruence of volition subsystem components and some specific activities were also found.
De Noble, David, "Congruence between Type of Activity and Volition and Its Relationship to Life Satisfaction in Nursing Home Residents" (1987). Master's Theses. 1222.