How could lay perspectives on successful aging complement scientific theory? Findings from a U.S. and a German life-span sample
|Title||How could lay perspectives on successful aging complement scientific theory? Findings from a U.S. and a German life-span sample|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Jopp, D, Wozniak, D, Damarin, A, De Feo, M, Jung, S, Jeswani, S|
|Keywords||lay perspective, qualitative interviews, successful aging|
Purpose of the Study: This article investigates lay perspectives of the concept of successful aging in young, middle-aged, and older adults from 2 cultures, the United States and Germany, to potentially guide the development of scientific theories of successful aging. The empirical findings are embedded in a comprehensive overview of theories of successful aging and life-span development and offer implications for theory development.