Rotenberg, KJ ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2098-9613, Chmielowiec, L and Patel, S (2021) The relation between older adults’ trust beliefs in nursing home carers and adjustment to residential care. Ageing and Society. 1 - 17.

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Abstract

The study examined the relation between older adults’ trust beliefs in nursing home carers (NHCs) and adjustment to residential care. Seventy-six older adults (mean age = 83 years,standard deviation = 7 years from UK nursing homes completed standardised scales oftrust beliefs in NHCs and adjustment to residential care (satisfaction with care-giving, social engagement in the nursing home, loneliness and a latent measure). As expected,trust beliefs in NHCs were linearly associated with adjustment to residential care on allmeasures. There were quadratic relations between trust beliefs in NHCs and on given measures of adjustment to residential care (latent measure, satisfaction with care-giving and loneliness). Adults with very high and those with very low trust beliefs in NHCs showed depressed levels on those measures of adjustment to residential care relative to older adults with the middle range of trust beliefs. The research highlights the importance of older adults’ trust beliefs in NHCs for adjustment to nursing homes. The findings show though, that older adults who hold very high, as well those who hold very low, trust beliefs in NHCs are at risk for lower levels of adjustment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Cambridge University Press at https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X21000301 - please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC952 Geriatrics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2021 09:25
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 09:26
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/9360

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