Aging and social satisfaction: Offsetting positive and negative effects

Von Hippel, W, Henry, JD and Matovic, D (2008) Aging and social satisfaction: Offsetting positive and negative effects. Psychology and Aging, 23 2: 435-439. doi:10.1037/0882-7974.23.2.435

Author Von Hippel, W
Henry, JD
Matovic, D
Title Aging and social satisfaction: Offsetting positive and negative effects
Journal name Psychology and Aging   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0882-7974
Publication date 2008-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0882-7974.23.2.435
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Start page 435
End page 439
Total pages 5
Place of publication Washington D.C., United States
Publisher American Psychological Assocation
Language eng
Subject C1
170113 Social and Community Psychology
970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Abstract Social satisfaction in late adulthood originates from competing sources. Older adults tend to be more positive and less negative than younger adults, but social contact and working memory often decrease with age, both of which might limit older adults' social functioning. In the current study of younger and older adults, these socially facilitative vs. socially debilitative changes were found to underlie stasis in social satisfaction. These findings show that the lack of an overall effect for age can mask competing changes in social functioning in late adulthood, as the sources of social satisfaction might change even if the outcome does not. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Keyword Social satisfaction
Social activities
Working memory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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