Event Title

Attitudes, well-being, and life satisfaction among independently living older adults.

Faculty-Student Collaboration

1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Micheal Roe, Ph.D.

Project Type

Research in progress

Primary Department

Psychology

Description

The U.S. is an aging country in an aging world, and yet negative age-related stereotypes (i.e., ageism) abound and continue among the most institutionalized of ageisms. They are associated with poor mental and physical health in older adults, who hold such stereotypes as truth. In contrast, older adults with more positive views of aging experience better mental and physical health, engage in more preventive healthy behaviors, and enjoy greater longevity. To explore positive aging further, in partnership with the Bayview Community in Seattle, the current study is investigating such variables as perceptions of well-being, self-efficacy, social engagement, and spiritual expression in Bayview's independent living residents (n=110).

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Attitudes, well-being, and life satisfaction among independently living older adults.

The U.S. is an aging country in an aging world, and yet negative age-related stereotypes (i.e., ageism) abound and continue among the most institutionalized of ageisms. They are associated with poor mental and physical health in older adults, who hold such stereotypes as truth. In contrast, older adults with more positive views of aging experience better mental and physical health, engage in more preventive healthy behaviors, and enjoy greater longevity. To explore positive aging further, in partnership with the Bayview Community in Seattle, the current study is investigating such variables as perceptions of well-being, self-efficacy, social engagement, and spiritual expression in Bayview's independent living residents (n=110).