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Dynamic Links of Cognitive Functioning Among Married Couples: Longitudinal Evidence from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Gerstof, Denis; Hoppmann, Christiane; Anstey, Kaarin; Luszcz, Mary A


Development does not take place in isolation; close others form an important dyad for exploring interrelationships. To examine spousal interrelations in level and change of cognitive functioning in old age, the authors applied dynamic models to 11-year longitudinal data of, initially, 304 married couples from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (aged 64-98 years at Time 1; M = 76 years). Findings revealed that perceptual speed for husbands predicted subsequent perceptual speed decline...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychology and Aging
DOI: 10.1037/a0015069


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