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dc.contributor.authorBergland, Astrid
dc.contributor.authorNicolaisen, Magnhild
dc.contributor.authorThorsen, Kirsten
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-11T13:27:24Z
dc.date.available2015-03-11T13:27:24Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationBergland, A., Nicolaisen, M. & Thorsen, K. (2014). Predictors of subjective age in people aged 40-79 years: a five-year follow-up study. The impact of mastery, mental and physical health. Aging & Mental Health, 18(5), 653-661en_US
dc.identifier.issn1360-7863
dc.identifier.issnFRIDAID 1083788
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10642/2494
dc.description.abstractAssessing subjective age perception (SAP) and changes in SAP as well as exploring which variables of socio-demographic, health and personal mastery independently predicted SAP. Methods: The panel data are from two waves of the Norwegian Study of the Life Course, Ageing and Generations (NorLAG). Our sample consists of 2,471 people aged 40-79 years at baseline who were surveyed in 2002/03 (T1) and 2007/08 (T2). Univariate and multiple regressions were performed; multivariate analyses assessing the relative importance of the independent variables (at T1) for the SAP at T2. Results: Older chronological age, good physical health, good mental health, a high level of personal mastery and having lower education significantly predicted a youthful SAP. For the whole sample, older age and a high level of personal mastery were the most important predictors. For those aged 40 to 49 being a man, having lower education, good physical health and high personal mastery predicted a younger SAP, whereas in the group aged 50-59 years being married/cohabiting and having a high level of education were predictors of an older SAP. For those aged 60-69, high personal mastery was the only independent predictor of a younger SAP. For those aged 70-79 years, only health – good mental and physical health – independently predicted a younger SAP.. Conclusions: Most respondents feel younger than their chronological age, the more the older they are. Self-rated physical and mental health and personal mastery are associated with subjective age perception and vary in different age groupsen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAging & Mental Health;18(5)
dc.subjectSubjective age perceptionen_US
dc.subjectPersonal masteryen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectPhysical healthen_US
dc.subjectLongitudinal panel studyen_US
dc.titlePredictors of subjective age in people aged 40-79 years: a five-year follow-up study. The impact of mastery, mental and physical healthen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in [include the complete citation information for the final version of the article as published in the Bergland, A., Nicolaisen, M. & Thorsen, K. (2014). Predictors of subjective age in people aged 40-79 years: a five-year follow-up study. The impact of mastery, mental and physical health. Aging & Mental Health, 18(5), 653-661 [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/13607863.2013.869545.en_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2013.869545


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