Motivation in later life: personal projects and well-being.

  title={Motivation in later life: personal projects and well-being.},
  author={Michael P. Lawton and Miriam S. Moss and Laraine Winter and Christine Hoffman},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={17 4},
"Personal projects," as defined by B. R. Little (1983), were elicited from 600 community residents aged 70+, representing a broad range of health and illness. Factor analysis revealed 6 types of personal projects: activities of daily living, active recreation, other-oriented activities, intellectual activities, home planning, and spiritual moral activities. Background factors and health were shown to affect the number and type of projects reported. Most indices of personal projects were… CONTINUE READING

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