Finding the key to happy aging: a day reconstruction study of happiness.

  title={Finding the key to happy aging: a day reconstruction study of happiness.},
  author={Wido G M Oerlemans and Arnold B Bakker and Ruut Veenhoven},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={66 6},
OBJECTIVES The main aim of this study was to examine the roles of physical passivity and extraversion in the relationship between daily engagement in activities and daily happiness among older adults. METHOD A day reconstruction method was used to accurately examine day-to-day activities and happiness. In total, 438 participants completed a monthly electronic diary survey over a 2-year period, generating 79,181 reported activities and momentary happiness scores. RESULTS The results show… CONTINUE READING
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