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Conceptual and Methodological Issues on the Adjustment to Aging

Perspectives on Aging Well


Part of the International Perspectives on Aging book series (Int. Perspect. Aging, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sofia von Humboldt
    Pages 1-19
  3. Sofia von Humboldt
    Pages 127-166
  4. Sofia von Humboldt
    Pages 167-211
  5. Sofia von Humboldt
    Pages 213-241
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-260

About this book


This book approaches the concept of adjustment to aging and endeavors to build reader understanding of this construct through a critical review and discussion. Once the reader understands the origins and nature of adjustment to aging, a second innovation encompasses the development of a proposed empirical model of adjustment to aging and the analysis of its components and correlates. Measures to assess adjustment to aging, policies, programs and interventions comprising adjustment to aging and its components and correlates will also be addressed. Another innovation includes the multidimensional experience of adjustment to aging from the cultural perspective. Lastly, it addresses areas of future development related to this construct.
Future policies and interventions in older populations need to integrate and debate the role of adjustment to aging, and ultimately consider a variety of different strategies, each with a different set of costs and benefits. Health and social professionals will be at the vanguard of policy making and community and institutional interventions. Hence, resources and tools to adequately prepare these individuals for the future years will be vital. It is the author's hope that this resource can be valuable for professionals and students working within the field of aging, as they develop research and intervention policies encompassing adjustment to aging in the coming years.


Adjustment to Aging (AtA) Aging in the old age Growth of life expectancy Mental health and hapiness Well-being of older adults

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.LisbonPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Conceptual and Methodological Issues on the Adjustment to Aging
  • Book Subtitle Perspectives on Aging Well
  • Authors Sofia von Humboldt
  • Series Title International Perspectives on Aging
  • Series Abbreviated Title Int. Perspect. Aging
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-94-017-7574-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-024-1386-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-7576-2
  • Series ISSN 2197-5841
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-585X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 260
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Aging
    Quality of Life Research
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book explores adjustment to aging within a lifespan model. … The intended audience is broad, including professionals and students working in the field of aging … . This book takes a good look at adjustment to aging from a multicultural perspective. It also offers important empirical research and describes measures that can assess this construct. It would be a wonderful addition to the libraries of both practitioners and researchers.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody's Book Reviews, September, 2016)