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Título: Correlates of adjustment to aging among the young-old and the oldest-old: A comparative analysis
Autor: von Humboldt, Sofia
Leal, Isabel Pereira
Palavras-chave: Health-related factors
Productive activities
Data: 2017
Editora: Taylor & Francis
Citação: Educational Gerontology, 43 (4), 175-185. Doi: 10.1080/03601277.2016.1272355
Resumo: This study aims to compare the correlates of adjustment to aging (AtA) reported by young-old and oldest-old adults and to build two structural models to explore the correlates of AtA for these two age groups. A crossnational study encompassing a community-dwelling sample of 823 older adults aged 65 years and older was undertaken. Several measures were employed to assess AtA, subjective well-being, and sense of coherence. A questionnaire to determine socio-demographic (sex, age, professional and marital status, education, household, adult children, family’s annual income, living setting, and self-reported spirituality), lifestyle and health-related characteristics (perceived health, recent disease, medication, and leisure) was also used. Structural equation modeling was employed to investigate a structural model of AtA, comprising socio-demographic, lifestyle, and health-related variables, as well as SWB and SOC for both groups. Leisure was the most significant correlate of AtA for the young-old (β = .422; p < .001) while selfreported spirituality was the most significant correlate of AtA for the oldestold (β = .711; p < .001). Significant correlates explain 67.8% and 73.1% of the variability of AtA, respectively. The results presented in this study highlighted different perspectives of AtA, outlined in two structural models, for the groups, and the need of addressing the differences between these, when implementing health care interventions, in particular the relevance of leisure and self-reported spirituality.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.12/5371
DOI: 10.1080/03601277.2016.1272355
ISSN: 0360-1277
Versão do Editor: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03601277.2016.1272355
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