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Longitudinal findings on aging-related cognitions, control beliefs, and health in later life.
We examined the influence of individual views of aging on health changes in later life. We hypothesized that aging-related cognitions affect health changes irrespective of control beliefs and thatExpand
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On the importance of a positive view on ageing for physical exercise among middle-aged and older adults: Cross-sectional and longitudinal findings
Physical activity is one of the most important health behaviours associated with the prevention and management of chronic diseases in older adults, but this potential is often insufficiently used.Expand
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Gender Differences in Subjective Well-Being: Comparing Societies with Respect to Gender Equality
These analyses explore the relationship between gender inequality and subjective well-being. The hypothesis was tested as to whether societal gender inequality is related to the size of genderExpand
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Serious health events and their impact on changes in subjective health and life satisfaction: the role of age and a positive view on ageing
Various studies have pointed to the great importance of subjective health as an indicator for mortality in older age, while less is known about factors that contribute to changes of subjectiveExpand
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Human behavior in response to social change: A Guide to the special section
Social change is understood as a more or less rapid and comprehensive change of societal structures and institutions, including changes to the economic, technological, and cultural frameworks of aExpand
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Getting going and letting go: Religiosity fosters opportunity-congruent coping with work-related uncertainties.
This study investigated how religiosity relates to goal engagement (i.e., investing time and effort; overcoming obstacles) and goal disengagement (i.e., protecting self-esteem and motivationalExpand
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Life choices well made: How selective control strategies relate to career and partner decision processes
There are many benefits of applying control strategies that foster engagement in pursuing selected goals (i.e., selective control strategies). We examined one such benefit by investigating how use ofExpand
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Demands of Social Change as a Function of the Political Context, Institutional Filters, and Psychosocial Resources
Individually experienced demands of current social change in the domains of work and family were assessed in a large sample of adults from two Western and two Eastern federal states of Germany. ForExpand
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Demands of social change and psychosocial adjustment: Results from the Jena study
Discusses results of the Jena Study on Social Change and Human Development on methods used by individuals to adjust to stress caused by social change. A list of everyday manifestations of socialExpand
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