Journal article

Antecedents of Attitudes to Aging: A Study of the Roles of Personality and Well-being

Christina Bryant, Bei Bei, Kim-Michelle Gilson, Angela Komiti, Henry Jackson, Fiona Judd

GERONTOLOGIST | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2016

Abstract

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Little research has examined factors that contribute to the formation of attitudes toward one's own aging. The current study aimed to examine personality as defined by the Five-Factor model of personality as an antecedent of attitudes, while taking into account demographic and health factors known to be relevant to such attitudes. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participants aged 60 years or older (N = 421) were part of a longitudinal study of health and well-being in Australia, and completed a postal survey comprising measures of personality, the Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire, the SF-12 health survey, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. RESULTS: Higher levels of neuroticism ..

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