Journal article

Moderating effects of age on relationships between attitudes to aging and well-being outcomes

Farah Nadia M Faudzi, Christopher J Armitage, Christina Bryant, Laura JE Brown

AGING & MENTAL HEALTH | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Objectives: More positive attitudes to aging are associated with better health and wellbeing outcomes. This study examined whether chronological age moderated relationships between attitudes to aging and wellbeing outcomes, and whether these relationships differ according to the specific attitudinal construct measured.Method: Participants were 911 adults aged 18-60 years (mean = 36.63 years). Attitudes to ageing were measured using the Malay Reactions to Ageing Questionnaire (M-RAQ), which focuses on respondents' anticipated reactions to being aged over 65 years, and the Malay Anxiety about Ageing Scale (M-AAS), which additionally captures respondents' fears and anxieties about current aging..

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