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Empirical Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale
Although wisdom is thought to be a strong predictor for many attributes of aging well, the concept of wisdom still lacks a comprehensive, directly testable scale. Quantitative and qualitativeExpand
Wisdom as Expert Knowledge System: A Critical Review of a Contemporary Operationalization of an Ancient Concept
  • M. Ardelt
  • Sociology
  • Human Development
  • 7 September 2004
Paul B. Baltes and his colleagues, who are among the most prominent contemporary wisdom researchers, define wisdom as ‘expert knowledge in the domain fundamental pragmatics of life.’ By contrast,Expand
Wisdom and life satisfaction in old age.
  • M. Ardelt
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B…
  • 1997
TLDR
This study combines personality and individual development by introducing the ancient but neglected concept of wisdom as a predictor of life satisfaction by using structural equation models with latent variables from the 1968/69 Berkeley Guidance Study to show that wisdom has a profoundly positive influence on life satisfaction independent of objective circumstances. Expand
Effects of Mothers' Parental Efficacy Beliefs and Promotive Parenting Strategies on Inner-City Youth
This study investigates the effects of parental efficacy on promotive parenting strategies, children's self-efficacy, and children's academic success in adverse environments. Data were obtained fromExpand
Still stable after all these years? Personality stability theory revisited.
Costa and McCrae maintain that personality is basically stable after age 30. Other researchers, however, find that personality tends to change over time and that personality stability depends on theExpand
INTELLECTUAL VERSUS WISDOM-RELATED KNOWLEDGE: THE CASE FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF LEARNING IN THE LATER YEARS OF LIFE
Lifelong learning and continued education are essential for older people who want to stay involved in a rapidly changing world. However, in the later years of life, it may be even more important toExpand
Effects of Religion and Purpose in Life on Elders' Subjective Well-Being and Attitudes Toward Death
ABSTRACT Although religiosity tends to help older people to cope with physical and social losses, not all studies find a significant association between religious involvement and well-being in oldExpand
Antecedents and Effects of Wisdom in Old Age
Using longitudinal data on 82 White, California women from the Berkeley Guidance Study, this study examines the relationship between wisdom (defined as a combination of cognitive, reflective, andExpand
Inner-City Parents Under Economic Pressure: Perspectives on the Strategies of Parenting.
The historical record of industrial societies documents the widespread consequences of economic hard times for families and children, including greater risks of marital breakdown, child abuse, andExpand
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