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.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1177/1359105310384298
ISSNs: 1461-7277 (print)
Keywords: activity, affect, age, qualitative methods, critical health psychology

Organisations: Faculty of Health Sciences
ePrint ID: 337574
Date :
Date Event
11 January 2011e-pub ahead of print
April 2011Published
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 15:46
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 17:15
Further Information:Google Scholar
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/337574

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