A Salutogenic Analysis of Developmental Tasks and Ego Integrity vs. Despair

  title={A Salutogenic Analysis of Developmental Tasks and Ego Integrity vs. Despair},
  author={Ulrich Wiesmann and H. J. Hannich},
  journal={The International Journal of Aging and Human Development},
  pages={351 - 369}
  • U. Wiesmann, H. Hannich
  • Published 1 December 2011
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal of Aging and Human Development
This study examines the hypothesis that the outcome of the Eriksonian crisis of integrity vs. despair is dependent on successful coping with four developmental tasks: maintenance of active involvement, reevaluation of life satisfaction, developing a sense of health maintenance, and reevaluation of the sense of coherence (SOC). A selective sample of 170 rather healthy individuals at the mean age of 67 years filled out a questionnaire assessing everyday activities, satisfaction with past, present… 

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