Successful aging and its discontents: a systematic review of the social gerontology literature.

  title={Successful aging and its discontents: a systematic review of the social gerontology literature.},
  author={Marty Martinson and Clara Berridge},
  journal={The Gerontologist},
  volume={55 1},
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study was to analyze the range of critiques of successful aging models and the suggestions for improvement as expressed in the social gerontology literature. DESIGN AND METHODS We conducted a systematic literature review using the following criteria: journal articles retrieved in the Abstracts in Social Gerontology, published 1987-2013, successful aging/ageing in the title or text (n = 453), a critique of successful aging models as a key component of… CONTINUE READING
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