Age differences and correlates of worrying in young and elderly adults.

@article{Powers1992AgeDA,
  title={Age differences and correlates of worrying in young and elderly adults.},
  author={Connie Powers and Patricia Wisocki and Susan Krauss Whitbourne},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  year={1992},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={82-8}
}
A cross-sectional investigation compared worry and its correlates in elderly people (N = 89) and in college students (N = 74). Consistent with prediction, the elderly adults expressed significantly fewer worries than the college students about finances and social events. Both groups were equally worried about health issues. The elderly scored higher on the Bradburn Affect Balance Scale, scored in the external direction on the Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale, and were more oriented… CONTINUE READING

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