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Publications [#256140] of Linda K. George

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  1. George, LK (1978). The impact of personality and social status factors upon levels of activity and psychological well-being.. Journal of Gerontology, 33(6), 840-847. (Also reprinted in E. Palmore, J. Nowlin, E.W. Busse, I.C. Siegler, & G.L. Maddox (Eds.), Normal Aging III. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1985). [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/02/15)

    Abstract:
    The fact that the relationship between levels of activity and psychological well-being is not a simple one that suggests an optimal theory of aging has been previously recognized. Explanation of individual differences in levels of activity and psychological well-being, however, remains a salient theoretical issue. In the present study, multiple regression is used to examine the impact of both personality and social status variables upon levels of activity and psychological well-being in a sample of 380 white males and females, aged 50-76. The results indicate that both personality and social status factors are significant predictors, although levels of activity and psychological well-being are best predicted by different variables. The most striking finding of the study is the substantial power of personality factors to significantly predict psychological well-being.


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