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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. (doi:10.1177/1359105310384298). (PMID:21224334).

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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.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 11 January 2011
Published date: April 2011
Keywords: activity, affect, age, qualitative methods, critical health psychology
Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences


Local EPrints ID: 337574
ISSN: 1461-7277
PURE UUID: b300bac8-ab65-46a9-8a6f-3db183b9101b

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Date deposited: 27 Apr 2012 15:46
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:02

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Author: Paul Stenner
Author: Tara McFarquhar
Author: Ann Bowling

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