Self-perceptions of aging: do subjective age and satisfaction with aging change during old age?

@article{KleinspehnAmmerlahn2008SelfperceptionsOA,
  title={Self-perceptions of aging: do subjective age and satisfaction with aging change during old age?},
  author={Anna Kleinspehn-Ammerlahn and Dana Kotter-Gr{\"u}hn and J Kristin Smith},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={P377-85}
}
The present study examined time-related change in felt age, physical age, and satisfaction with aging in old age and covariates of this change. Using 6-year-longitudinal data from the Berlin Aging Study (age range = 70-104 years), we found that individuals' felt age remained on average about 13 years below their actual age over time, whereas they reported a decreasing discrepancy between physical and actual age and a decrease in aging satisfaction over time. After we controlled for level… CONTINUE READING

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