Personal Meaning and Successful Aging

  title={Personal Meaning and Successful Aging},
  author={Paul T. P. Wong},
Personal meaning is defined as an individually constructed cognitive system that is grounded in subjective values and capable of endowing life with personal significance and satisfaction. Theories and empirical findings are presented that implicate the importance of personal meaning in promoting health and successful aging. When many of the major sources of meaning, such as work, social status, and activity are threatened or diminished, as in the case of advancing age, the question Why Survive… CONTINUE READING


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