Successful Aging as the Intersection of Individual Resources, Age, Environment, and Experiences of Well-being in Daily Activities – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Objective: We conceptualize successful aging as a cumulative index of individual resources (the absence of disease and disability, high cognitive and physical functioning, social embeddedness) in the service of successful aging outcomes (global well-being, experienced well-being, and vital status), and conditioned by age, social structure, and environment. Method:The study used baseline and follow-up data from … [Read More] Successful Aging as the Intersection of Individual Resources, Age, Environment, and Experiences of Well-being in Daily Activities – Journals of Gerontology

A Critique of the Active Ageing Index – Journal of Aging Studies

Highlights The active ageing index (AAI) is a major policy tool to monitor active ageing. We offer a comprehensive critical analysis of the AAI and of its usefulness. The AAI models ageing and older people, with ingrained a priori assumptions. The AAI does not account for capabilities, resources and preferences. The AAI suffers from several … [Read More] A Critique of the Active Ageing Index – Journal of Aging Studies

Healthy Aging in a Global Context: Comparing six countries – Ageing International

ABSTRACT The present study sought to investigate the perceptions of persons 50 years of age or older in six countries from four continents with regard to World Health Organization defined determinants of healthy, active aging. Data were collected from 238 in-depth interviews with older adults residing in Italy, the United States, Thailand, South Africa, Botswana, … [Read More] Healthy Aging in a Global Context: Comparing six countries – Ageing International

The Effects of Life Events and Socioeconomic Position in Childhood and Adulthood on Successful Aging – Journals of Gerontology

ABSTRACT Objectives: Building on social stress theory, this study has 2 aims. First, we aim to estimate the effects of stressful life events in childhood and adulthood on Successful Aging (SA). Second, we examine how unequal exposure to such life events between individuals with different socioeconomic position (SEP) contributes to socioeconomic inequalities in SA. Method: … [Read More] The Effects of Life Events and Socioeconomic Position in Childhood and Adulthood on Successful Aging – Journals of Gerontology

Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course – Journal of Aging & Health

ABSTRACT Objective: The aim of this study is to investigate how socioeconomic position (SEP) is associated with multidimensional measures of successful aging (SA), and how this varies and accumulates across the life-course. Method: Using data from 1,733 Scottish men and women from two cohorts aged around 57 and 76, respectively, we explored associations of SA, … [Read More] Associations of Successful Aging With Socioeconomic Position Across the Life-Course – Journal of Aging & Health

A Meta-Analysis of the Correlates of Successful Aging in Older Adults – Research on Aging (SK)

ABSTRACT Objective: Successful aging (SA) is a concept that remains without a consensus definition. The purpose of the current study was to explore the components of SA by systematically reviewing factors correlated with SA. We also compared the relative strength of the components by using the meta-analytic method. Methods: A meta-analysis was conducted to quantitatively … [Read More] A Meta-Analysis of the Correlates of Successful Aging in Older Adults – Research on Aging (SK)

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