Perceptions of onsets of young adulthood, middle age, and old age.

@article{Drevenstedt1976PerceptionsOO,
  title={Perceptions of onsets of young adulthood, middle age, and old age.},
  author={J Drevenstedt},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1976},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={53-7}
}
Male and female undergraduates and older community volunteers were asked their opinions as to the age of onset of young man- and womanhood, middle-age man- and womanhood, and old man- and womanhood. Data indicated that older respondents generally judged onsets of both middle and old age to occur significantly later than did young respondents and that women retarded middle- and old-age onsets, compared with men respondents. Men were generally seen as reaching transition points at a somewhat… CONTINUE READING