|Title||Associations Among Individuals' Perceptions of Future Time, Individual Resources, and Subjective Well-Being in Old Age.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Authors||Hoppmann, CA, Infurna, FJ, Ram, N, Gerstorf, D|
|Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|Date Published||2017 May 01|
|Keywords||Affect, Age Factors, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aging, Attitude, depression, Female, Forecasting, Health Status, Humans, Male, Personal Satisfaction|
Objectives: Perceptions of future time are of key interest to aging research because of their implications for subjective well-being. Interestingly, perceptions about future time are only moderately associated with age when looking at the second half of life, pointing to a vast heterogeneity in future time perceptions among older adults. We examine associations between future time perceptions, age, and subjective well-being across two studies, including moderations by individual resources.
Method: Using data from the Berlin Aging Study (N = 516; Mage = 85 years), we link one operationalization (subjective nearness to death) and age to subjective well-being. Using Health and Retirement Study data (N = 2,596; Mage = 77 years), we examine associations of another future time perception indicator (subjective future life expectancy) and age with subjective well-being.
Results: Consistent across studies, perceptions of limited time left were associated with poorer subjective well-being (lower life satisfaction and positive affect; more negative affect and depressive symptoms). Importantly, individual resources moderated future time perception-subjective well-being associations with those of better health exhibiting reduced future time perception-subjective well-being associations.
Discussion: We discuss our findings in the context of the Model of Strength and Vulnerability Integration.
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|Alternate Journal||J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci|
|PubMed Central ID||PMC4974076|
|Grant List||131692-1 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada |
RC1 AG035645 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR002014 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States
R24 HD041025 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R21 AG032379 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
UL1 TR000127 / TR / NCATS NIH HHS / United States