Well-being and the frailty process in later life: an evaluation of the effectiveness of downward social comparison

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_62DBB59803B6
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Well-being and the frailty process in later life: an evaluation of the effectiveness of downward social comparison
Périodique
Swiss Journal of Sociology
Auteur(s)
Girardin Keciour  M., Spini  D.
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2006
Volume
32
Numéro
3
Pages
389-406
Langue
anglais
Résumé
This article, which is based on a longitudinal study conducted with a cohort ofoctogenarians, examines downward social comparison and its effectiveness as an adjustment mechanism during the frailty process. First of all, a paradoxical stability of subjective well-being is to be observed: it remains stable over five years notwithstanding the general decline in health. Next, an analysis based on individual health trajectories reveals that downward social comparison is associated with the maintenance of a stable level of well-being, whereas, when it is not associated with well-being, the latter tends to vary.
Mots-clé
Old age, frailty, health, well-being, social comparison
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19/11/2007 11:30
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03/03/2018 17:46
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