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Successful aging, life satisfaction, and generativity in later life

International Journal of Aging & Human Development

Author: Fisher, B. J.
Year: 1995
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

Explores the meanings older people attach to successful aging & life satisfaction & how these concepts can be differentiated, drawing on interviews with 40 respondents (Rs) ages 61-92 in Missouri. Understandings of successful aging involved attitudinal or coping orientations nearly twice as often as those for life satisfaction. Descriptions of life satisfaction emphasized the fulfillment of basic needs & were viewed as a precursor to successful aging. Content analysis confirmed 5 features of successful aging: interactions with others, a sense of purpose, self-acceptance, personal growth, & autonomy. Findings suggest that generativity contributes to successful aging & remains a vital developmental task in later life.

Further Details

Pages 239-250
Volume 41
Issue 3
Accession Number 1.4.03
Keywords North America, older

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