Date of Award
Master of Music
Brian L. Wilson
Masters Thesis-Open Access
The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) on life satisfaction and self-esteem in the elderly. Twenty-two elderly people took part in the experimental study with 11 subjects in the experimental condition and 11 subjects in the control condition.
The Life Satisfaction Index-A (Neugarten, Havighurst, & Tobin, 1961) was used to measure life satisfaction and the Self-Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) was used to measure self-esteem. Data collected from these instruments revealed a significant increase at the alpha level of .05 on Life Satisfaction Index-A scores in the subjects who received GIM. Self-esteem scores appeared not to be effected by GIM. The age of the subjects had no impact on the Life Satisfaction Index-A or the Self-Esteem scores, however, these scores were affected by the number of years subjects lived in the independent living facility.
Steenrod, Barbara Ann, "The Efficacy of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) On Life Satisfaction and Self-Esteem in the Elderly" (1996). Masters Theses. 5297.