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dc.contributor.supervisor Mackenzie, Corey (Psychology) en_US
dc.contributor.author Reynolds, Kristin A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-08T13:34:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-08T13:34:22Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/4848
dc.description.abstract An increasing number of older adults is experiencing mental health problems, which may result from loneliness and social isolation. Although research has noted the positive impact that community programs might have on the social connectedness of older adults, there is a scarcity of research exploring older male adults' experiences in these programs. Men's Sheds, developed in Australia in the 1990's, is one program that integrates older men into the community. Men's Sheds have recently begun in Manitoba, allowing me the opportunity to develop a theoretical model of the processes of involvement of older male adults in this program. I conducted in-depth interviews with Men's Sheds participants (N = 12), and analyzed data using constructivist grounded theory (Charmaz, 2006). Findings provide insight into participants’ experiences throughout their initial, current, and continued involvement in Men’s Sheds, which may serve as a model for community organizations attempting to increase participation among this demographic. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject aging en_US
dc.subject men en_US
dc.subject loneliness en_US
dc.subject social isolation en_US
dc.subject social connectedness en_US
dc.subject social engagement en_US
dc.subject involvement en_US
dc.subject Men's Sheds en_US
dc.subject community programs en_US
dc.title The processes of involvement of older male adults in Men's Sheds community programs en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Medved, Maria (Psychology) Walker, John (Clinical Health Psychology) Roger, Kerstin (Family Social Sciences) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2011 en_US


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