Characteristics of dropouts in longitudinal research on aging: A study of Mexican Americans and Anglos

Kyriakos S. Markides, Harold D. Dickson, Charisse Pappas

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Abstract

The characteristics of dropouts in a four-year longitudinal study of Mexican Americans and Anglos aged 60 years and over are investigated. Dropouts are found to be significantly older, to be less healthy, to view themselves as older, and to be less active than persons remaining in the study. Subgroups of dropouts differ from each other; deceased persons and those who could not be located were found to be generally less advantaged than restudied persons, while refusers were found to be advantaged. Implications for longitudinal studies on aging are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalExperimental Aging Research
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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