Content and function of the self-definition in old and very old age.

@article{Freund1999ContentAF,
  title={Content and function of the self-definition in old and very old age.},
  author={Alexandra M. Freund and J Kristin Smith},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 1},
  pages={P55-67}
}
Spontaneous self-definition was investigated in a heterogeneous sample of N = 516 participants of the Berlin Aging Study, aged between 70 and 103 years. The content of the self-definition revealed that old and very old persons view themselves as active and present-oriented. The self-definition also reflected an inward orientation, and central themes of life… CONTINUE READING