Stability of life satisfaction in late life

P. A. Baur, M. A. Okun

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Abstract

A longitudinal analysis of life satisfaction scores of retirement community residents aged 66 to 94 revealed some change over a 3-year interval in the variances but not in the means. Initial and retest life satisfaction scores were highly correlated. Self-perceived health, not being neglected by friends, and not riding in a car with a friend or neighbour as usual form of transportation were significant predictors of initial life satisfaction but not of changes in life satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-265
Number of pages5
JournalGerontologist
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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