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Health and wellbeing through work and retirement transitions in mature age: Understanding pre-post and retrospective measures of change

Wells, Yvonne; De Vaus, David; Kendig, Hal; Quine, Susan


The capacity to measure change is essential in examining successful adaptation to ageing. Few studies measuring change have compared findings using pre-post approaches (employing difference scores) with those from retrospective approaches (employing self-ratings). Where this has occurred, differences have been attributed either to ceiling and floor effects or to the operation of social comparison (Choi, 2002, 2003). Our study compared pre-post and retrospective measures of change in health,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development
DOI: 10.2190/AG.69.4.c


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