Failure to Meet Generative Self-Expectations Is Linked to Poorer Cognitive-Affective Well-Being.

  title={Failure to Meet Generative Self-Expectations Is Linked to Poorer Cognitive-Affective Well-Being.},
  author={Molli R Grossman and Tara L. Gruenewald},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  • M. GrossmanT. Gruenewald
  • Published 7 June 2018
  • Psychology
  • The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences
Objectives Generativity, or concern with contributing to others, is theorized to be an important goal of mid-to-late life. Greater self-perceptions of generativity are associated with better well-being over time. The aim of this study is to examine how generative self-perceptions and failure to meet generative expectations over time are linked to specific cognitive-affective states (feelings of connectedness, self-worth, and positive affect), and consequently, life satisfaction. Method… 

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