Ageing in a Changing Society

Short Description: We investigate psychological factors that shape different ageing trajectories in our changing society. To this aim, we add three ageing-related constructs to the SOEP-IS: perceived societal expectations for active ageing, age stereotypes, and preparation for old age in three key domains (physical health, mental health, and activity).

Methodological Details: Eight self-report items. Examples include “It is expected from me to keep myself physically fit.”, “I actively take care to keep my mental fitness in the higher age, e.g., by mental activity in solving crossword puzzles or reading books and magazines.” and “Elderly people are healthy and physically fit.”

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Maria Pavlova, University of Vechta [E-Mail]

2016

~2000

inno

ieaa031, im_ealt, ieaa012, ieaa023, ieaa021, ieaa032, ieaa013, ieaa022, ieaa011

04/2019