Lay perceptions of successful ageing: findings from a national survey of middle aged and older adults in Britain.

@article{Bowling2006LayPO,
  title={Lay perceptions of successful ageing: findings from a national survey of middle aged and older adults in Britain.},
  author={Ann Bowling},
  journal={European journal of ageing},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={123-136}
}
The main aim of the research presented here was to identify perceptions of successful ageing among people in middle and older age groups. The method was a British population survey of 854 community-dwelling men and women aged 50 or more. Just over three-quarters of respondents rated themselves as ageing successfully ("very well" or "well"). Respondents' definitions of successful ageing, and the reasons given for their self-ratings, based on open-ended questioning, illustrated the… CONTINUE READING