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Older people and ‘active ageing’: subjective aspects of ageing actively

Stenner, Paul; McFarquhar, Tara and Bowling, Ann (2011). Older people and ‘active ageing’: subjective aspects of ageing actively. Journal of Health Psychology, 16(3) pp. 467–477.

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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
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Authors
ISSN: 1359-1053
Keywords: activity; affect; age; qualitative methods; critical health psychology
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Item ID: 30122
Depositing User: Paul Stenner
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 10:34
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 22:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30122
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