Older people and 'active ageing': subjective aspects of ageing actively and becoming old

Stenner, Paul (2011) Older people and 'active ageing': subjective aspects of ageing actively and becoming old Journal of Health Psychology, 16 (3). pp. 467-477. ISSN 1359-1053

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Abstract

Following a critical overview of the active ageing concept, a thematic decomposition of 42 transcribed interviews with British people aged 72 years and over indicates that active ageing is understood in relation to physical, cognitive, psychological and social factors, but that these co-exist in complex combinations. The notion of activity in active ageing is grasped in relation to an active/passive distinction which emphasizes the enhancement or diminishment of concrete powers of activity. A ‘challenge and response’ framework is suggested for future research on active ageing.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:activity; affect; age; qualitative methods; critical health psychology
Subjects:L000 Social Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1177/1359105310384298
Faculties:Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
ID Code:8770
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:15 Jun 2011 14:40
Last Modified:30 Jan 2014 11:27

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