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Social Roles, Subjective Age, and Gender: Exploring the Links in Later Life
Kornadt, Anna Elena
2020In Innovation in Aging, 4 (Supplement_1), p. 556-556
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Abstract :
[en] Subjective age (SA) is strongly linked to positive developmental outcomes and successful aging. The social roles people assume are supposed to impact SA, since they incorporate age-graded social experiences and age-stereotypic role expectations. Social roles are also strongly gendered, providing the opportunity to understand gender-specific processes of SA. This study investigates a broad range of social roles and their relation to older men and women’s SA in later life. N = 285 participants aged 50 to 86 years (Mage = 65.04, SD = 8.88) reported on 19 social roles and their SA. Higher commitment to social roles of continued development and engagement was related to a younger subjective age, above and beyond sociodemographic variables, physical and mental health, but only for younger men. Commitment to family roles was related to a younger subjective age only for older men. Implications for the gender-specific understanding of antecedents of SA are discussed.
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology: Multidisciplinary, general & others
Author, co-author :
Kornadt, Anna Elena  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences (DBCS)
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Social Roles, Subjective Age, and Gender: Exploring the Links in Later Life
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Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (Online)
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2020, November
Journal title :
Innovation in Aging
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Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
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