Declining health, loss of physical vigor, decreased employment and income and the increased probability of death are conditions to which the aged of society must adjust. With both numerically and proportionately more people in this country than ever before, the problems of older citizens in American society have become the focus of considerable public attention in recent years. Particularly in South Dakota do growing numbers of older citizens give cause for increasing concern with their problems. Indeed, in 1950 South Dakota had a slightly higher proportion of persons 65 and older than the United States as a whole. Many of these individuals live in rural-nonfarm communities. The present study focuses on the problems of adjustment confronting older citizens in the rural-nonfarm community of Dell Rapids, SD. The research investigates the relationships between such factors as health, economic circumstances, isolation, activities, income, etc., and the personal adjustment of older citizens.
South Dakota State University
Morrison, Denton and Kristjanson, Albert G., "Personal Adjustment Among Older Persons" (1958). Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletins (1939-2011). 32.