Analyzing the trait of routinization in older adults.

  title={Analyzing the trait of routinization in older adults.},
  author={John W. Reich and Alex J. Zautra},
  journal={International journal of aging & human development},
  volume={32 3},
This article reports on the development and validation of a scale designed to assess a postulated psychological trait in older adults--routinization. Some older adults are thought to be motivated to maintain the daily events of their lives in relatively unchanging and orderly patterns of regularity. Those older adults may resist change, rejecting attempts to alter patterns of daily living, and experience distress at events that require change. This trait of routinization was explored with a 20… CONTINUE READING

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