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Change in health and self-perceptions of aging over 16 years: the role of psychological resources

Sargent-Cox, Kerry A.; Anstey, Kaarin; Luszcz, Mary A.


OBJECTIVE: Self-perceptions of aging (SPA) are argued to be an indicator of the ability to adapt to heath decline in late life. Our objective was to examine the influence of psychological resources in maintaining positive self-perceptions of aging in the face of declining health in older adults. METHODS: Time-varying change in health (medical conditions), physical functioning (ADLs), and psychological resources (expectancy of control and self-esteem) on change in SPA were examined over 16 years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-03-19
Type: Journal article
Source: Health Psychology 31.4 (2012): 423–432
DOI: 10.1037/a0027464


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