[The importance of age-homogenous member's in secondary groups--the example of choirs (author's transl)]
Journal/Book: Aktuelle Gerontol. 1979; 9: 151-7.
Abstract: The investigation studies the influence of the age composition of secondary groups on their member's satisfaction by interviewing a representative sample of the members of Swiss Protestant choirs. The satisfaction with fellow members increases the lower the mean age of the choir is. Independently the older the respondents the more they want young members in their organization. Furthermore, there are indications for an optimal distance of age between the members. In total the influence of the age composition on the operationalizations of satisfaction is, low however. The hypothesis is deduced from the optimal distance of age that tendencies for age- homogeneous social relations will be more frequent in societies with large differences in behavior between their cohorts.
Keyword(s): Group Structure|. Personal Satisfaction|