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Longitudinal findings on aging-related cognitions, control beliefs, and health in later life


Wurm, Susanne; Tesch-Römer, Clemens; Tomasik, Martin J (2007). Longitudinal findings on aging-related cognitions, control beliefs, and health in later life. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 62B(3):P156-PP164.

Abstract

Examined the influence of individual views of aging on health changes in later life. It was hypothesized that aging-related cognitions affect health changes irrespective of control beliefs and that the impact of aging-related cognitions on health is higher than for the reverse direction of causality. Analyses were based on data from the longitudinal part of the German Aging Survey (N = 1,286; participants were 40-85 years of age at baseline). Because of the selectivity of the sample, the authors also computed the same analyses for the baseline sample (N = 4,034) with estimated Time-2 data for those individuals who dropped out. The results of structural equation modeling were concordant with the hypotheses. They corroborate previous findings on the importance of beliefs about aging.

Abstract

Examined the influence of individual views of aging on health changes in later life. It was hypothesized that aging-related cognitions affect health changes irrespective of control beliefs and that the impact of aging-related cognitions on health is higher than for the reverse direction of causality. Analyses were based on data from the longitudinal part of the German Aging Survey (N = 1,286; participants were 40-85 years of age at baseline). Because of the selectivity of the sample, the authors also computed the same analyses for the baseline sample (N = 4,034) with estimated Time-2 data for those individuals who dropped out. The results of structural equation modeling were concordant with the hypotheses. They corroborate previous findings on the importance of beliefs about aging.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:23 Jul 2014 11:09
Last Modified:08 Dec 2017 06:38
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN:1079-5014

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