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Tetzner, Julia; Schuth, Morten:

Title:
Anxiety in late adulthood
Associations with gender, education, and physical and cognitive functioning

Source:
In: Psychology and Aging, 31 (2016) 5 , 532-544

URL of full text:
https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0111-pedocs-165921

URN:
urn:nbn:de:0111-pedocs-165921

Language:
Englisch

Document type
3a. Beiträge in begutachteten Zeitschriften; Aufsatz (keine besondere Kategorie)

Schlagwörter:
Alter Mensch, Altern, Angst, Bildungsniveau, Empirische Untersuchung, Erwachsener, Europa, Frau, Geschlechtsspezifischer Unterschied, Interview, Kognitive Entwicklung, Körperliche Entwicklung, Krankheit, Mann, Selbstbestimmung, Strukturgleichungsmodell


Abstract(englisch):
Anxiety is common in late adulthood and can complicate adjustment in several areas. This study used data from 2 measurement points of a representative European longitudinal study (Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe) with a large sample size (N 28,326) and a broad age range (45-90) to examine age effects on cross-sectional mean levels of anxiety as well as longitudinal mean-level changes over 2 years with respect to gender, education, and changes in physical and cognitive functioning. Furthermore, we analyzed generalizability of the findings for different European countries. Latent change models and locally weighted smoothing curves revealed 3 main findings: (1) Mean levels of anxiety were relatively stable over the course of middle adulthood and increased during late adulthood, (2) women and individuals with less education were more anxious than men and individuals with more education, and (3) increases in anxiety in late adulthood were associated with age-associated losses in physical and cognitive functioning. (DIPF/Orig.)


DIPF-Departments:
Educational Structure and Governance

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