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International Journal of Aging & Human Development

Andrea Principi, Deborah Smeaton, Kevin Cahill, Sara Santini, Helen Barnes, Marco Socci
This study examines the role of planning and plan fulfillment for retirement satisfaction using a dynamic resource theory approach. A 3-year qualitative longitudinal design was deployed with interviews conducted first on the cusp of retirement, then 1 and 2 years after retirement. The final sample comprised 41 individuals from England, 40 from Italy, and 30 from the United States. Realizing plans was found to be linked to retirement satisfaction. However, many retirees adjusted well to retirement without planning in advance, or when plans were thwarted, and sometimes retirement did not live up to expectations despite fulfillment of plans...
September 5, 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Gina M McCaskill, Pamela G Bowen, Loretta T Lee, Kathryn L Burgio, James Leeper, Olivio J Clay
The objective of this study was to examine the influence of diabetes-related support in promoting aerobic activity in a sample of older African Americans. A secondary data analysis was conducted based on a diabetes self-management study of community-dwelling older African Americans. Logistic regression was conducted to examine the influence of diabetes-related support on aerobic activity. The final model demonstrated that there was a strong relationship between having diabetes-related support and aerobic activity, odds ratio =6...
September 4, 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Abigail M Nehrkorn-Bailey, Amy Fiske, Kristina M Hash, Betty Mei, Julie H Patrick
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Igor de Matos Pinheiro, Crésio Alves
Adult day centers provide comprehensive care for older adults and may enhance autonomy, well-being, and socialization. This quasi-experimental study evaluated the impact of such multidisciplinary day care on functionality, fear of falling, and risk of falls in community elders. Fifty-two seniors who attended day services were followed for 1 year. During the year, the adults maintained functionality for activities of daily living, presented improvement in instrumental activities of daily living, and no longer presented high risk for falls...
October 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Jeremy B Yorgason, Thomas W Draper, Haley Bronson, Makayla Nielson, Kate Babcock, Karolina Jones, Melanie S Hill, Myranda Howard
Studies of longevity among centenarians examine biological, psychological, and social factors, yet few consider these components concurrently. This study explores such factors individually and collectively, as they are related to days lived past the age of 100 years. Data from 268 family members of centenarians identified in the State of Utah between 2008 and 2015 were used in negative binomial models predicting number of days lived among the centenarians. Findings suggested that sleep latency (biological), life satisfaction (psychological), and attachment closeness (social) were predictive factors of more days lived within individual models...
October 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Mann Hyung Hur
This study conceptualizes the dimensions of older adults' self-efficacy and identifies its determinants by using panel data collected by the National Pension Research Institute in Korea. The analysis supported the conceptualization of older people's self-efficacy as a multidimensional construct and found strong support for the three subscales. For older adults in Korea, general self-efficacy was condensed into a sense of competence. Older adults' social self-efficacy was delineated into two subscales: inward social self-efficacy and interactive social self-efficacy...
October 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Susu Liu, Zheng Ouyang, Alice M Chong, Haitao Wang
Burgeoning evidence has shown that neighborhood environments are related to depressive symptoms in the older population. Older adults living in residential care homes may be more vulnerable to environmental characteristics. The current study sought to understand how institutionalized older adults relate to environmental factors and residential satisfaction in terms of depressive symptoms. Data were collected from a cross-sectional national survey of 1,429 Chinese elders living in residential care homes. The findings reveal that 46...
October 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Ayoung Lee, Joonmo Cho
We examined the effects of the differences in the retirement sequence (i.e., who retires first between spouses) on satisfaction in Korea of patriarchal culture. Our empirical study demonstrates that households where men retired first had a much lower satisfaction than households where women retired first. In addition, men were found to show lower satisfaction than wives in both households where women retire first and the households where men retire first. Retirement sequence affecting their satisfaction at the point when only one of the spouses is retired continues to affect their satisfaction after both of them are retired...
October 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Ana Belen Navarro-Prados, Sara Serrate-Gonzalez, Jose-Manuel Muñoz-Rodríguez, Unai Díaz-Orueta
Personality traits of older adults and their contribution to life satisfaction and generative interest were assessed. A total of 342 older participants (66% women), mean age = 67.89 years old ( SD = 6.52, range = 55-84 years old), who attended the University of the Experience in Salamanca (Spain), were evaluated. Information on sociodemographic data, perceived health and activity, personality traits, generativity, and life satisfaction was collected using self-reported questionnaires. Results confirmed a relation between personality traits, life satisfaction, and generativity...
September 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Ivana Katic, Andrea Ivanisevic, Leposava Grubic-Nesic, Nenad Penezic
The aim of this study was to identify which employees' sociodemographic characteristics and personality traits affected their career development. The research was conducted on a sample of 462 employees, aged between 30 and 55. The final analysis of covariance model included only characteristics which had previously been identified as having significant effect and relations with career development: gender, age, education level, years of work experience with the current employer, total years of work experience, financial status, and all Big Five traits...
September 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Caroline Deal, Ryan Bogdan, J Phil Miller, Tom Rodebaugh, Charlene Caburnay, Mike Yingling, Tammy Hershey, Julia Schweiger, Eric J Lenze
Older adults are the largest consumer of cable news, which includes negative and politicized content and may constitute a daily stressor. As older adults are also vulnerable to the negative consequences of stress, we hypothesized that cable news watching could induce a stress reaction and impair cognitive function. We tested exposures to cable news (i.e., Fox News and MSNBC) in a within-subject randomized controlled design in 34 healthy older adults. We also included negative (Public Broadcasting Station) and positive (trier social stress test) controls...
September 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Małgorzata T Piskunowicz, Katarzyna Linkowska, Szymon Gołota, Tomasz Grzybowski, Kornelia Kędziora-Kornatowska, Alina Borkowska
The ε4 allele of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene is known as a risk factor for dementia. How APOE ε polymorphism affects cognitive performance in nondemented aging subjects remains less clear. In this study, the relationship between APOE status and cognitive performance across various cognitive domains in adults aged 55 to 75 years ( n = 74) without dementia was investigated. E4 carriers ( n = 11) performed worse versus noncarriers on forward Digit Span and delayed recall of the Rey-Osterrieth complex figure...
September 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Jessica Gasiorek, John P Barile
The association between how middle-aged and older adults talk about aging and their quality of life was examined using latent profile analysis and regression techniques. Two-hundred eight-six adults with an average age of 52.82 (range: 45-77) completed an online questionnaire, which assessed participants' self-reported communication about aging, stress, health-related quality of life, and satisfaction with life. Controlling for social support and demographics, participants' profile of communication about aging was found to predict satisfaction with life, stress, and mental health but not general or physical health...
September 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Jie Yang, Christina Matz-Costa
Although having a younger supervisor or a supervisor of a similar age runs counter to the traditional older supervisor-younger subordinate norm, it is becoming increasingly common in the 21st-century workplace. The current study uses theories of relational demography and relational norms as well as Selective Optimization with Compensation theory and the job demands-resources model to understand how relational age within supervisor-employee dyads influences workers' engagement. Cross-sectional data from a multiworksite (U...
September 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Julie Hicks Patrick, Abigail Nehrkorn-Bailey, Amy Knepple Carney
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Allison R Heid, Rachel Pruchno, Maureen Wilson-Genderson
This article explores the intraindividual variability in illness representations of people with multiple chronic conditions and examines how representations of hypertension and arthritis are associated with self-management. Intraclass correlations determined the proportion of within-person variability in illness representations including Timeline, Consequences, Personal Control, and Timeline-Cyclical for 25 adults aged 64 and older. Within-person consistency across illnesses was present for Timeline and Timeline-Cyclical, but variability across illnesses in Personal Control and Consequences...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Ameneh Yaghoobzadeh, Hamid Sharif Nia, Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Seyedeh Zahra Hosseinigolafshani, Fatemeh Mohammadi, Sonia Oveisi, Kelly A Allen
Self-perception is found to be a central predictive factor in experiencing successful aging. The aim of this study was to explore the role of sex, socioeconomic status, and emotional support in elders' aging perception. A cross-sectional design was used with 300 older aged participants recruited from 23 clinics and health centers in Qazvin, Iran. Data were collected included questions to elicit demographic information and Barker's aging perception questionnaire. Exploratory multiple linear regression showed that the level of emotional support (β: -12...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Pnina Dolberg, Liat Ayalon
The "middle-age" life period has not been researched extensively and lacks a theoretical conceptualization. The present study explores subjective experiences of members of this age-group. This is a qualitative research, based on in-depth interviews and thematic analysis, which looks into the life stories of 25 Israeli residents aged 48-64 years. The results indicate that the definition of middle age is not clear-cut, and some participants regard their age negatively. Yet, participants report that this period is characterized by a relief of tasks, broader choice opportunity, a sense of liberation, peace of mind, experience, self-awareness, and self-acceptance...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Henrique Pereira, Juan Pedro Serrano, Brian de Vries, Graça Esgalhado, Rosa Marina Afonso, Samuel Monteiro
Aims and Objectives The purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions toward aging among Portuguese gay and bisexual men over 60 years old. Background Despite the growth of the older population, and the increased visibility and acceptance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people in Western countries, the experience of aging in older gay and bisexual men is only beginning to be understood. Design We used a qualitative research methodology, based on critical gerontology, for establishing research questions and to identify the perspectives on the aging process in older gay and bisexual individuals...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
Neala Ambrosi-Randić, Marina Nekić, Ivana Tucak Junaković
This study examines the interrelations of three different aspects of the subjective age: felt, desired and expected, as well as their relations with the chronological age (CA), health, and psychological well-being variables. Four hundred and twenty-three community-dwelling Croatian adults, aged 60-95 years, participated in the study. All three subjective age measures significantly correlated with the CA. Self-rated health were better predictors of the subjective age compared to the psychological variables. Among psychological variables, successful aging was the only significant predictor of the felt and expected age, while optimism showed to be the only significant predictor of the desired age...
July 2018: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
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