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International Journal of Aging & Human Development

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098892/editor-s-note-journal-progress-2017
#1
Julie Hicks Patrick
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December 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098891/development-and-validation-of-the-elder-learning-barriers-scale-among-older-chinese-adults
#2
Renfeng Wang, Liesbeth De Donder, Free De Backer, Tao He, Sofie Van Regenmortel, Shihua Li, Koen Lombaerts
This study describes the development and validation of the Elder Learning Barriers (ELB) scale, which seeks to identify the obstacles that affect the level of educational participation of older adults. The process of item pool design and scale development is presented, as well as the testing and scale refinement procedure. The data were collected from a sample of 579 older Chinese adults (aged over 55) in the Xi'an region of China. After randomly splitting the sample for cross-validation purposes, the construct validity of the ELB scale was confirmed containing five dimensions: dispositional, informational, physical, situational, and institutional barriers...
December 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098890/do-financial-constraints-affect-depressive-symptomatology-among-mid-aged-and-older-adults
#3
Martie Gillen, Karen A Zurlo, Hyungsoo Kim
The relationship between financial constraints and depressive symptomatology among adults aged 50 and greater was examined. The mediating effect of perceived control over one's financial circumstances on this relationship was assessed. Ordinary least square hierarchical regression models were estimated using data from the Health and Retirement Study. As an aggregated measure, financial constraints were positively associated with depression in mid-age and late life, and this relationship was partially accounted for by the pathway of perceived control over one's financial circumstances...
December 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114826/a-population-based-survey-to-determine-association-of-perceived-social-support-and-self-efficacy-with-self-care-among-elderly-with-diabetes-mellitus-kerman-city-iran
#4
Vahidreza Borhaninejad, Mohsen Shati, Devender Bhalla, Abedin Iranpour, Reza Fadayevatan
This survey examined association between social support and self-efficacy with self-care in elderly with diabetes. A total of 374 subjects were identified in Kerman city, Iran who responded to questionnaires on self-care, social support, and self-efficacy. Data were analyzed by using SPSS. Along with customary descriptive statistics, we also determined group difference for self-care, and Pearson correlation, and prediction value of various variables by using hierarchical multiple regression. And 67.37% of subjects were classified as poor adherence to self-care; 55...
December 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058961/purpose-and-meaning-in-life-and-job-satisfaction-among-the-aged
#5
Jaywon Lee, Dongjoon Cho, Yu Jin Suh
This study investigates the relationship between purpose and meaning in life and job satisfaction among the aged. This issue is quite timely since there has been an increase in the employment rate of senior citizens in Asian countries due to the insufficient working-age population. We survey 228 seniors who are older than 55 years in South Korea. Our results suggest that purpose and meaning in life are highly associated with overall job satisfaction among the aged. We also find that vocation mediates the relationship between purpose and meaning in life and job satisfaction...
December 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042718/relationship-between-ties-with-adult-children-and-life-satisfaction-among-the-middle-aged-the-young-old-and-the-oldest-old-korean-adults
#6
Hye Won Chai, Hey Jung Jun
One of the important determinants of well-being among aging parents is their relationship with adult children. Using the two waves of the Korean Longitudinal Study of Ageing, this study examined how different types of ties with adult children affect the life satisfaction of the Korean middle-aged, the young-old, and the oldest-old adults. Multigroup analysis was used to see if the effects of ties with adult children differ by the three age-groups. The results showed that frequency of contact had positive effect on life satisfaction for all of the age-groups...
December 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042717/biopsychosocial-and-retirement-factors-influencing-satisfaction-with-life-new-perspectives
#7
Judy A Siguaw, Xiaojing Sheng, Penny M Simpson
Founded on expectation confirmation theory and a resource perspective, this research examines the impact of retiree resources, retirement planning, conditions of work exit, and confirmation of retirement expectations on satisfaction with life in retirement. The study of 543 retirees found significant effects of retiree resources (i.e., self-efficacy, health, and income), confirmation of retirement expectations, ageism, retirement planning, and conditions of exit on retirees' satisfaction with life. The study also showed that self-efficacy, activity participation, health, income, ageism, and retirement planning significantly impacted confirmation of retirement expectations, although conditions of exit did not significantly affect confirmation of retirement expectations...
December 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792247/role-of-emotion-and-cognition-on-age-differences-in-the-framing-effect
#8
Bingyan Pu, Huamao Peng, Shiyong Xia
Framing effect studies indicate that individuals are risk averse for decisions framed as gains but risk-seeking for decisions framed as losses. Findings of age-related differences in susceptibility to framing are mixed. In the current study, we examined emotional arousal in two decision tasks (life saving vs. money gambling) to evaluate the effects of emotion on age differences in the framing effect. When cognitive abilities and styles were controlled, there was a framing effect in the younger group in the life-saving task, a high-emotional arousal task, while older adults did not display this classic framing effect pattern...
September 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030970/health-communication-with-same-sex-and-other-sex-friends-in-emerging-adulthood
#9
Brian Ayotte, Clare Mehta, Jacqueline Alfonso
Objective We examined health-related communication between same-sex and other-sex friends and how communication was related to health-related behavior. Participants Data from 243 emerging adults attending college ( Mage = 18.96, SD = 1.43; 55.6% male) were analyzed. Methods Participants completed measures assessing the frequency in which they talked about and made plans to engage in exercise and nutrition-related behaviors with friends, as well as how often they engaged in exercise and nutrition-related behaviors...
September 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466684/words-matter
#10
Rachael Spalding, Elissa Kozlov, Brian D Carpenter
Palliative care consultation teams (PCCTs) provide input to other health-care providers working with patients who have life-limiting disease. This study examines whether the diction and phrasing of consultation recommendations in the electronic health record influence their implementation. We reviewed 288 verbatim PCCT recommendations that were made for 111 unique patients in a Veterans Affairs hospital and available in the electronic health record. Recommendations were coded for linguistic features, such as the presence of conditionals (e...
June 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913758/timing-of-most-recent-health-care-visit-by-older-people-living-with-and-without-hiv
#11
Joseph O Mugisha, Enid J Schatz, Joel Negin, Paul Mwaniki, Paul Kowal, Janet Seeley
The objective of this article is to document factors associated with the recency of health-care service utilization by people aged 50 years and over living with and without HIV in Uganda. A survey was conducted with 510 Ugandans aged 50 and older, living with and without HIV. The survey included information on sociodemographic characteristics, health state, self-reported chronic conditions, and timing of most recent visit to a health-care facility (time since last visit [TSLV]). We use ordinal logistic regression to identify independent factors associated TSLV...
June 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071094/relationship-between-subjectively-evaluated-health-and-fear-of-death-among-elderly-in-three-cultural-contexts
#12
Jan Hofer, Holger Busch, Iva Poláčková Šolcová, Peter Tavel
It is often argued that declining health in elderly people makes death more salient and threatening. However, we argue that health, optimism, and social support interact to predict fear of death in samples from Cameroon, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Low health was associated with enhanced fear of death for participants who received only little social support. As the measure of optimism did not comply with psychometric requirements in the Cameroonian sample, the three-way interaction was tested only in the Czech and German samples...
April 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019123/age-differences-in-the-effects-of-mortality-salience-on-the-correspondence-bias
#13
Molly Maxfield, Tom Pyszczynski, Jeff Greenberg, Michael N Bultmann
According to terror management theory, awareness of death affects diverse aspects of human thought and behavior. Studies have shown that older and younger adults differ in how they respond to reminders of their mortality. The present study investigated one hypothesized explanation for these findings: Age-related differences in the tendency to make correspondent inferences. The correspondence bias was assessed in younger and older samples after death-related, negative, or neutral primes. Younger adults displayed increased correspondent inferences following mortality primes, whereas older adults' inferences were not affected by the reminder of death...
April 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913760/neighborhood-physical-disorder-and-psychological-distress
#14
Manacy Pai, Joongbaeck Kim
Although research documents a link between neighborhood physical disorder and psychological distress, we know little about the extent to which this association varies by age. Utilizing the person-environment fit model and drawing on data from the fourth wave of the Americans' Changing Lives Survey, we examine the extent to which age influences the association between perceptions of neighborhood physical disorder and psychological distress, as measured by depressive symptoms. We employ both continuous and categorical measures of age to test for a potential moderating effect...
April 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881477/reconsidering-the-asphalt-identikit
#15
Nicola Ann Plastow
Background/Aim The "asphalt identikit" theory suggests that driving cessation inevitably leads to feelings of incompetence and dependency. This article challenges this proposition by investigating the driving-related possible selves of British older adults living in West London. Methods Thematic analysis of data from 19 of 39 interviews in which older adults participating in a larger study talked about driving in the context of their grocery shopping. Results Three themes were evident: "I can drive - that makes a huge difference," "Expecting to lose my license," and "I gave up my license...
April 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852867/older-adults-casino-gambling-behavior-and-their-attitudes-toward-new-casino-development
#16
Anthony Piscitelli, Jay Harrison, Sean Doherty, Barbara A Carmichael
Research on new casinos typically focuses upon their impact on the community, rather than on specific at-risk groups. This research study explores the impact of the opening of a new casino on attitudes of older adult casino patrons, especially those at particular risk of having gambling problems. Results demonstrate that over 80% of older adult casino patrons would not change their attitudes toward gambling or expect to increase their gambling as a result of the opening of a new casino. However, older adults with problem gambling issues are more likely to indicate they would visit a casino more, spend more time at a casino, and gamble more as a result of the opening of a new casino...
April 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27655954/perceived-risk-of-death-in-older-primary-care-patients
#17
Laetitia Teixeira, Maria João Azevedo, Sara Alves, Mafalda Duarte, Rónán O'Caoimh, William Molloy, Constança Paúl
There is a large gap between life expectancy and healthy life years at age 65. To reduce this gap, it is necessary that people with medical concerns perceived at higher risk of adverse outcomes are readily identified and treated. The same goes for the need to implement prevention plans. The main objectives of this study are to, in a first step, (a) estimate the percentage of medical concerns, (b) identify factors associated with this concern; in a second step, (c) estimate the perceived risk of death, and (d) evaluate the ability of medical concerns to predict this risk...
April 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195015/the-effect-of-catastrophic-health-expenditure-on-work-after-retirement
#18
Enayatollah Homaie Rad, Arash Rashidian, Mohamad Arab, Ali Souri
Several factors can force retirees to go to paid work. Catastrophic health-care expenditure (CHCE) is one of the driving forces for retirees to go to paid work. This cross-sectional study was based on 6,307 Iran retirees' data. Xu method was used to calculate CHCE, and a logit model was estimated to show the association between CHCE and bridge employment. Other control variables were added to the model. The findings showed that there was positive relationship between CHCE and bridge employment. Retirement pension had negative relationship with work after retirement...
March 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195014/the-great-recession-life-events-and-mental-health-of-older-adults
#19
Rachel Pruchno, Allison R Heid, Maureen Wilson-Genderson
Historical events and personal experiences have the potential to alter the way people age. Using a life-course model, we examined how the Economic Recession of 2008 and experienced life events affected the mental health of 3,393 older adults in New Jersey. Data collected between 2006 and 2012 revealed a significant increase in mean depressive symptoms. Multinomial logistic regression analyses indicated that people with incident depression were more likely to have lost a job, become a caregiver, experienced a major illness, or have a family member with a major illness than people with no depression...
March 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195013/betrayal-trauma-in-youth-and-negative-communication-during-a-stressful-task
#20
Vanessa M Jacoby, Elisa Krackow, Joseph R Scotti
Attachment-based theories and related research illustrate that emotion regulation develops in the context of a secure relationship between a child and caregiver. When a secure bond is broken, such as in the context of betrayal trauma, children fail to develop necessary emotion regulation skills which can lead to an array of relational problems. The current study examined the relations between betrayal trauma history, type of communication during a stressful interpersonal laboratory task, and emotion regulation difficulties in a sample of trauma-exposed adolescents...
March 2017: International Journal of Aging & Human Development
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