Later-Life Crisis: Towards a Holistic Model

@article{Robinson2015LaterLifeCT,
  title={Later-Life Crisis: Towards a Holistic Model},
  author={Oliver C. Robinson and Alexander J. Stell},
  journal={Journal of Adult Development},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={38-49}
}
Crisis episodes have been most commonly associated with midlife, and correspondingly research on crisis after midlife is marked by its absence. Here, we report findings from a retrospective interview-based study of 21 adults about crises occurring between the ages of 60 and 69, in the first attempt to explore the holistic structure, process and experiential contents of later-life crisis. Basing our analysis on existing models of late-adult development, four key areas of later-life crisis were… 

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