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Defining successful aging: a tangible or elusive concept?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY Everyone wants to age successfully; however, the definition and criteria of successful aging remain vague for laypersons, researchers, and policymakers in spite of decades ofExpand
The meaning of older adults' health appraisals: congruence with health status and determinant of mortality.
This study explored open-ended responses regarding attributions underlying health appraisals made by older adults, resulting in five categories (physical health, attitudinal/behavioral, externallyExpand
Job Commitment and Turnover among Women Working in Facilities Serving Older Persons
This study presents a model linking personal and job-related factors to job satisfaction, job commitment, and turnover. Responses from the staff of six nursing homes and 12 community facilitiesExpand
The context of caregiving and well-being outcomes among African and Caucasian Americans.
This study examined the effects of race on caregiving outcomes among 180 African American and white American caregiver/care recipient dyads subsequent to a heart attack. Despite significant bivariateExpand
The Personal and Social Context of Planning for End‐of‐Life Care
Objectives: To examine the potential facilitators of or deterrents to end‐of‐life planning for community‐dwelling older adults, including personal (health‐related and sociodemographic) and socialExpand
Proactive aging: A longitudinal study of stress, resources, agency, and well-being in late life
Objectives: Using the Proactivity Model of Successful Aging, we examined how internal and external resources contribute to the maintenance of psychological well-being and social activities amongExpand
Joint Modeling of Longitudinal Changes in Depressive Symptoms and Mortality in a Sample of Community-Dwelling Elderly People
Objective: To use a joint modeling approach to examine the association between longitudinal changes in depressive symptoms and mortality. Research on the relationship of depression to mortality hasExpand
The Effects of Stress, Vulnerability, and Appraisals on the Psychological Well-Being of the Elderly
A conceptual model was developed and tested that examined the relationships between respondent characteristics, stressors, psychological well-being measures, and intervening life domain appraisals.Expand
When Do Older Adults Become “Disabled”? Social and Health Antecedents of Perceived Disability in a Panel Study of the Oldest Old∗
Disability carries negative social meaning, and little is known about when (or if), in the process of health decline, persons identify themselves as “disabled.” We examine the social and healthExpand