2020 Vision: Editor's Report.
Authors: Patrick JH, Marello MM, Clark MS, Bernstein LE PMID: 31773966 [PubMed - in process] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - November 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Designing Retrospective Measures on Childhood for Older African American Adults.
Authors: Greenfield EA PMID: 31760756 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - November 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Social Support, Basic Psychological Needs, and Social Well-Being Among Older Cancer Survivors.
Authors: Leow K, Lynch MF, Lee J PMID: 31718228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - November 15, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Subjective Age in Older Korean Americans: The Impact of Functional Disability Mediated by Attitudes Toward Aging.
Authors: Choi EY, Jang Y PMID: 31718235 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - November 15, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

First-Time Grandparents' Role Satisfaction and Its Determinants.
Authors: Condon J, Luszcz M, McKee I PMID: 31646888 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - October 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Health Capability and Psychological Effects of Regular Exercise on Adults: Middle-Aged and Older.
Authors: Cho D, Kim SH PMID: 31646894 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - October 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Elder Mistreatment in an Italian Population: Prevalence and Correlates.
Authors: Badenes-Ribera L, Fabris MA, Longobardi C PMID: 31526137 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - September 19, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Social Participation and Self-Perception of Being Old in China.
Authors: Liu H, Wu B, Feng Z PMID: 31514514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - September 15, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Community-Dwelling and Recently Widowed Older Adults: Effects of Spousal Loss on Psychological Well-Being, Perceived Quality of Life, and Health-Care Costs.
Authors: van Boekel LC, Cloin JCM, Luijkx KG PMID: 31478390 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - September 5, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Beyond the Individual: Evidence Linking Neighborhood Trust and Social Isolation Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults.
Authors: Yang J, Moorman SM PMID: 31464138 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 31, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Women's Body Image Throughout the Adult Life Span: A Latent Growth Modeling Approach.
Authors: Lee M, Damhorst ML PMID: 31464144 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 31, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Steeling in Later Life: Exploring Age-Specific Effects of Varying Levels of Stress on Psychological Resilience.
Authors: Höltge J, Mc Gee SL, Maercker A, Thoma MV PMID: 31464147 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 31, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

How Do Older Adults Define Successful Aging? A Scoping Review.
Authors: Teater B, Chonody JM PMID: 31456410 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Longitudinal Stress-Buffering Effects of Social Integration for Late-Life Functional Health.
Authors: Toyama M, Fuller HR PMID: 31456415 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Conflict in Skipped Generation Households in Thailand.
Authors: Tangchonlatip K, Ingersoll-Dayton B, Punpuing S PMID: 31456419 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 29, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Retirement, Pensions, and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in China, England, Mexico, and the United States.
Authors: Lu P, Shelley M PMID: 31409091 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 16, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

The Acceptance Behavior of New Media Entertainment Among Older Adults: Living Arrangement as a Mediator.
Authors: Liu D, Liu A, Tu W PMID: 31385533 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - August 8, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Canadians Who Care: Social Networks and Informal Caregiving Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Older Adults in the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
Authors: Ismail M, Hammond NG, Wilson K, Stinchcombe A PMID: 31353919 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - July 30, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Subjective Age and Memory Performance Among Older Chinese Adults: A Moderated Mediation Model.
Authors: Shao J, Zhang L, Xiao L, Li X, Li J PMID: 31353920 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - July 30, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Relationship Between Activities of Daily Living and Attitude Toward Own Aging Among the Elderly in China: A Chain Mediating Model.
Authors: Wang G, Shi J, Yao J, Fu H PMID: 31337223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - July 26, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Depression and Quality of Life in Older Gay and Bisexual Men in Spain and Portugal.
Authors: Pereira H, de Vries B, Serrano JP, Afonso RM, Esgalhado G, Monteiro S PMID: 31339330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - July 26, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

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Authors: PMID: 31304762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - July 17, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Aging With a Physical Disability, Duration of Disability, and Life Satisfaction: A 5-Year Longitudinal Study Among People Aged 40 to 79 Years.
Authors: Nicolaisen M, Strand BH, Thorsen K PMID: 31237142 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - June 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

"We Live in a Wonderful Country, Canada, but …": Perspectives From Older LGBTQ Ontarians on Visibility, Connection, and Power in Care and Community.
"We Live in a Wonderful Country, Canada, but…": Perspectives From Older LGBTQ Ontarians on Visibility, Connection, and Power in Care and Community. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2019 Jun 25;:91415019857060 Authors: Boulé J, Wilson K, Kortes-Miller K, Stinchcombe A PMID: 31238696 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - June 27, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Therapeutic Dancing for Frail Older People in Residential Aged Care: A Thematic Analysis of Barriers and Facilitators to Implementation.
Authors: Gomaa YS, Slade SC, Tamplin J, Wittwer JE, Gray R, Blackberry I, Morris ME PMID: 31189330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - June 15, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Living Arrangements and Sleep-Related Outcomes Among Older Adults in China: A Panel Analytic Approach.
This study investigated the relationships between older adults' living arrangements and sleep-related outcomes in China. The nationally representative sample included 4,731 participants who participated on two different occasions, with a total of 9,462 observations (2012 and 2014 waves). Panel logistic regression and panel ordinary least squares regression models were estimated with outcomes of sleep quality and average hours of sleep daily, respectively. Approximately 62% of individuals reported good quality of sleep. We observed that older adults who lived with family members had 17% greater odds of reporting good qualit...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - June 2, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Grandchildren's Perceptions of Grandparents' Use of Relational Maintenance Behaviors.
Authors: Mansson DH Abstract The purposes of this study were to examine (a) grandchildren's perceptions of the extent to which their grandparents' use relational maintenance behaviors; (b) grandchildren's perceived differences in grandparents' use of relational maintenance behaviors as functions of grandparent sex, grandchild sex, and grandparent-grandchild (GP-GC) family lineage; and (c) the relationships between grandchildren's perceptions of their grandparents' use of relational maintenance behaviors and the grandchildren's self-reported GP-GC relational characteristics. Young adult grandchildren ( N =&th...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - May 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

The Role of Grandchildren's Own Age-Related Communication and Accommodation From Grandparents in Predicting Grandchildren's Well-Being.
This study examined how the accommodative environments experienced from grandparents and grandchildren's own age-related communication are indirectly associated with grandchildren's life satisfaction, depressive symptoms, and loneliness, via grandchildren's self-efficacy with respect to aging. The communication experienced from grandparents was classified as accommodative, ambivalent, and mixed-accommodative chatter. Grandchildren were classified into engaged, disengaged, bantering, and disengaged-joking profiles based on their own age-related communication. Grandchildren who experienced accommodative chatter were likely t...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - May 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Community-Based Cognitive Social Capital and Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in Urban China: The Moderating Role of Family Social Capital.
Authors: Zhang J, Lu N Abstract The present study examined the moderating role of family social capital in the relationship between community-based cognitive social capital and depressive symptoms among community-dwelling older adults in urban China. Cross-sectional data were derived from a community survey conducted in Suzhou, China, in late 2015. Data from 441 respondents were included in the final analysis. Multiple group analysis was used to test the hypotheses. The latent construct of community-based cognitive social capital was based on trust and reciprocity indicators. Measurement invariance was established ...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - May 14, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Factors Associated With Designation of a Substitute Decision-Maker in Older Asian Americans: The Role of Cultural Factors.
Authors: Rhee MK, Jang Y Abstract The present study examined the prevalence of and factors associated with the designation of a substitute decision-maker (SDM) in a sample of older Asian Americans. Particular emphasis was placed on cultural factors (ethnicity, time in the United States, English proficiency, acculturation, and cultural belief) that might influence on one's attitudes toward death and dying or end-of-life decision-making. Data were drawn from the 499 participants aged 60 years and older using the 2015 Asian American Quality of Life survey. Twenty-two percent of the sample had completed a legal documen...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - May 8, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Needs of the Aging LGBT Community in Israel.
Authors: Shnoor Y, Berg-Warman A Abstract Since the late 1980s, there have been changes in attitudes toward the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community in Israel. Nevertheless, the service system for the elderly is largely characterized by heteronormativity and relies on family members to help their elderly relatives. GOAL: To examine the difficulties experienced by old LGBT people, particularly in receiving health and social services. METHOD: A total of 104 LGBT people aged 55+ years responded to a structured online questionnaire. FINDINGS: Compared with the general elderly population,...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - May 1, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Grandparent Caregivers' Resilience: Stress, Support, and Coping Predict Life Satisfaction.
CONCLUSION: Despite high levels of stress, half of the grandparent caregivers were satisfied with their lives, which was explained by their social support and coping skills. Some grandparents who assume this role likely would benefit from interventions that promote social support and coping skills. PMID: 31006249 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

The Role of Immigration in the Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Older Adults in the United States.
This study examines whether LGBT foreign-born older adults experience greater health disparities than their U.S.-born counterparts. We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of the National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study: Aging with Pride from 2014, which assessed measures of health and well-being among LGBT adults aged 50 years and older ( n = 2,441). We compared sociodemographic characteristics, health-care access, health behaviors, and health outcomes between foreign-born and U.S.-born participants. Foreign-born LGBT older adults reported greater socioeconomic disadvantage and higher levels of exp...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

The Global Impact of HIV on Sexual and Gender Minority Older Adults: Challenges, Progress, and Future Directions.
Authors: Emlet CA, O'Brien KK, Fredriksen-Goldsen KI Abstract According to Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) data, 36.9 million people are living with HIV worldwide. Older adults, those aged 50 years and older, with HIV are increasing worldwide; however, the prevalence and incidence differ substantially across regions. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of how HIV is impacting older adults globally, with a focus on sexual and gender minority older adults. The article is organized using the eight geographical regions from UNAIDS, with information on the prevalence and incidence a...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Life Satisfaction and Depression in the Oldest Old: A Longitudinal Study.
This study aimed to analyze the effect of individual differences and family variables on life satisfaction and depression in the oldest old compared with the young-old. A total of 1,799 cases from an 8-year period of the Korean Welfare Panel Study (2006-2013) were analyzed. A key finding was that life satisfaction significantly increased with time for the two groups of older adults while depression decreased. Moreover, family relationship satisfaction significantly affected both life satisfaction and depression in both groups. However, its impact was stronger for the oldest old. Finally, individual difference variables, th...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Demographic and Psychosocial Predictors of Housing Security in Older Lesbian and Gay Australians.
This study examined housing security among 679 lesbian women and gay men aged 60 years and older living in Australia. We examined a range of potential demographic and psychosocial predictors of whether participants felt that their housing situation was secure. Overall, most participants (89%) felt that their housing situation was secure. We found that the sense of housing security was greater among those who were younger, had people they felt they could depend on, had better self-rated health, and had fewer experiences of sexual orientation discrimination over the past year. In addition, housing security was greater among ...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Later Life Care Planning and Concerns of Transgender Older Adults in Canada.
Authors: Pang C, Gutman G, de Vries B Abstract While the particular health-care concerns of transgender people have been documented and transgender aging is an emerging area of scholarship, little is known about planning for later and end-of-life care among transgender older adults. As part of a larger project, focus groups and interviews were conducted with 24 transgender older adults (average age 70 years) living in five cities in Canada exploring their concerns and explicit plans for later life care. Three primary themes emerged: (a) "dealing with the day-to-day" reflecting economic precarity and trans...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Bisexual Lives and Aging in Context: A Cross-National Comparison of the United Kingdom and the United States.
This article compares findings from two independently conducted studies of bisexual aging, in the United Kingdom and the United States, using a discourse analytic and life course perspective. The goals were to compare how participants narrated and made sense of their bisexual experiences in later life and to examine ways in which historical and cultural contexts shaped their accounts. Findings indicate that similar histories around lesbian separatism and the HIV/AIDS epidemic enabled shared discursive resources, while differing ethnic and racial relations enabled distinctive discursive possibilities. In both studies inters...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 20, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

The Evolution of Aging With Pride-National Health, Aging, Sexuality/Gender Study: Illuminating the Iridescent Life Course of LGBTQ Adults Aged 80 Years and Older in the United States.
This article examines the evolution of this landmark study and explores the well-being of LGBTQ adults aged 80 years and older ( n = 200), the most underrepresented group in the field. Based on the Iridescent Life Course, we examined the diverse, intersectional nature of LGBTQ older adults' lives, finding high levels of education and poverty. Microaggressions were negatively associated with quality-of-life and positively associated with poor physical and mental health; the inverse relationship was found with mastery. When the oldest encountered risks, it resulted in greater vulnerability. This longitudinal st...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 11, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

LGBT Older Adults at a Crossroads in Mainland China: The Intersections of Stigma, Cultural Values, and Structural Changes Within a Shifting Context.
Authors: Hua B, Yang VF, Goldsen KF Abstract In this article, we explore the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults in mainland China, with an emphasis on the shifting nature of the cultural context. Based on a culturally informed perspective, the intersection of LGBT stigma with cultural values (familial responsibility, filial piety, and loss of face) and larger structural changes (the aftermath of the one-child policy, economic reforms and globalization, LGBT human rights, and HIV policies) are creating dramatic shifts in Chinese society and impacting the lives of LGBT older adults. ...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 7, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Global Aging With Pride: International Perspectives on LGBT Aging.
Authors: Fredriksen Goldsen K, de Vries B PMID: 30947513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 7, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

The Context of Caution: An Examination of Age, Social Context, and Sex on Measures of Inhibitory Control and Risky Decision-Making.
Authors: Cowell RA, Paitel ER, Peters S Abstract Understanding how older adults successfully navigate complex choices like driving requires the consideration of processing speed, inhibitory control, attentional processes, and risk management, and the context within which these decisions occur. The current study employed the Flanker task, the Stoplight task, and a personality inventory with 43 younger adults and 49 older adults either while they were alone or being observed by two same-sex, similarly aged peers. On the Flanker task, older adults performed more slowly, but with comparable accuracy. On the Stoplight t...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - April 3, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Subcultural Spaces: LGBTQ Aging in a Swedish Context.
This study takes its starting point in the Swedish context to explore experiences of community among older lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer (LGBTQ) adults. Using life story interviews with 33 self-identified LGBTQ older adults between the ages of 59 to 94 years, our aim is to explore meanings of community, belonging, and subcultural spaces at different times and in different ages. How are narratives of finding, entering, and creating subcultural spaces described, and how does time and geographical context play into these experiences in particular? What is it like to age within these communities and to enter th...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 28, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

The Impact of Living Alone and Intergenerational Support on Depressive Symptoms Among Older Mexican Americans: Does Gender Matter?
Authors: Pei Y, Cong Z, Wu B Abstract The study examined gender differences in the impact of living alone and intergenerational support on depressive symptoms among Mexican American older adults. The sample included 335 parent-adult child pairs which are nested within 92 Mexican American respondents, because each respondent reported their specific relationships with each child. Clustered regression analysis showed gender differences in the impact of living alone and intergenerational support on depressive symptoms among Mexican American older adults. In general, older men provided and received less intergenerationa...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Psychometric Properties of the Future Time Perspective Scale for the Turkish Population: Age Differences in Predictors of Time Perspective.
Authors: Soylu C, Ozekes BC Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Future Time Perspective Scale (FTPS-T) and examine age-group differences in the predictors of respondents' future time perspective. Data were collected from a sample of 202 young adults (aged 18-28 years) and 127 community-dwelling older adults (aged 60-86 years). The internal consistency and test-retest methods were employed to assess the reliability of the FTPS-T, and the FTPS-T's validity was assessed using construct- and criterion-related validity. The reliability and validit...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Development of the Relational Ageism Scale: Confirmatory Test on Survey Data.
The objective of the study is to test a refined measure of attitudes about aging as a multidimensional construct reflective of a relational process that includes personal identity (i.e., beliefs about oneself), social identity (i.e., self-conception based on group membership), and collective identity (i.e., self-conception based on comparison of groups) as well as capturing awareness of ageism and its impact. Researchers refined the Aging Anxiety Scale and recruited a convenience sample of 329 participants via a social media platform. A principal component factor analysis revealed the specification of three latent factors:...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

All Bad? Experiences of Aging Among LGBT Elders in South Africa.
This study was a qualitative exploration through focus group discussions of the lived experiences of 22 LGBT people over 50 years of age in the Western Cape and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. Given high levels of poverty and inequality in South Africa, findings from a thematic analysis of participants' narratives foregrounded surprisingly strong themes of inclusion and belonging despite the structural challenges faced by many in South Africa. While narratives of marginalization and exclusion were present, these were juxtaposed with reports of belonging and inclusion in families, communities, through friendship networks...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Aging in a British Context: Discussion of State-of-the-Art Empirical Research.
Discussion of State-of-the-Art Empirical Research. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 2019 Mar 21;:91415019836921 Authors: Almack K, King A Abstract In this article, we discuss state-of-the-art empirical research from leading UK researchers relating to the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans (LGBT) older adults. We suggest learning that may be applied in differing global contexts as well as contributing to the development of an international evidence base. We illustrate the importance of paying attention to distinct health and care systems and legislation, which present global differences as well as similarit...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Age-Related Changes on the Effects of Job Characteristics on Job Satisfaction: A Longitudinal Analysis.
In this study, several hypotheses regarding job satisfaction and age were derived from Carstensen's socioemotional selectivity theory and were tested using longitudinal analysis of a cross-sequential sample. Supporting socioemotional selectivity theory, results showed that autonomy became increasingly important to job satisfaction as workers age. Contrary to the theory, annual income also became increasingly important to job satisfaction. We discuss the importance of our findings for theory, research, and practice. PMID: 30897924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development)
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 24, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research

Sociocultural Changes and the Construction of Identity in Lesbian and Gay Elderly People in Argentina.
This article aims to analyze the levels of acceptance and expression of identity ("coming out") in lesbian and gay seniors based on the political and legal changes that have occurred in Argentina but also in their relationship with others. Focus groups were conducted with 10 older gay and 10 older lesbians. The results indicate that sociocultural changes are seen as something positive although doubts arise about the in-depth and authenticity of the changes. The same-sex marriage and gender identity laws are considered as a symbol of an era of greater tolerance and diversity in which they have achieved the exercis...
Source: International Journal of Aging and Human Development - March 21, 2019 Category: Geriatrics Tags: Int J Aging Hum Dev Source Type: research