The Information World of Retired Women

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Appendix:
Interview Guide
1. What work did you do before you retired?
2. Do you still stay in contact with the people with whom you worked?
3. How do you feel about being retired?
4. In the past month or so, have you had any need to ask someone for advice or information?
5. What was it about this person that made it easy for you to ask for advice or information?
6. Have you ever asked people like nurses or social workers--people like that--for information or advice?
7. If yes, how were they able to help you?
8. Is there any area around here, that is, within a mile, where you would be afraid to walk alone at night?
9. Do you think the other people who live in your community will come to your aid if you asked them for help?
10. How do you feel about living alone?
11. Sometimes do you think that because you live alone no one cares about you?
12. Why did you choose to live in this community?
13. What sorts of things have you needed that you've just had to work out for yourself?
14. Are you a member of any organization, club, church, or other group?
15. How did you learn about sources, like agencies and things, that were out there to assist you?
16. How did you learn about the kinds of things they had to help you?
17. Did you share this information about sources and the things they had with other people?
18. What sort of things concern you most about getting older?

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • 1: Introduction 1
  • 6: The Search for Information 79
  • 7: Social Ties and Networking 105
  • Notes 124
  • Appendix: Interview Guide 141
  • Selected Bibliography 145
  • Index 149
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