Age, subjective life expectancy, and the sense of control: the horizon hypothesis.

@article{Mirowsky1997AgeSL,
  title={Age, subjective life expectancy, and the sense of control: the horizon hypothesis.},
  author={John Mirowsky},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={S125-34}
}
  • John Mirowsky
  • Published 1997 in
    The journals of gerontology. Series B…
This article reports a test of the horizon hypothesis, which states that greater subjective life expectancy increases the sense of control over one's own life and in part accounts for the negative association between age and the sense of control. Results of a U.S. survey of 2,029 respondents aged 18 and older (934 aged 50 and older) support the hypothesis. Subjective life expectancy has a significant positive association with the sense of control that does not vanish with adjustment for race… CONTINUE READING