|Title||'It is nothing more than a senior moment': The moderating role of subjective age in the effect of change in memory on self-rated memory.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||Segel-Karpas, D, Palgi, Y|
|Journal||Aging & Mental Health|
|Keywords||Memory, Self-reported health, Subjective age|
OBJECTIVE: The association between memory performance and self-rated memory is yet to be understood. More specifically, little is known about the factors that lie at the base of self-evaluations of memory in relation to actual changes in memory. In this study, we suggest that subjective age modifies the effect of objective change in memory on self-rated memory.
METHOD: We used two waves of the Health and Retirement Study (N = 4624) to examine whether subjective age moderates the effect of experienced changes in memory between T1 and T2 on self-rated memory at T2.
RESULTS: Our results suggest that subjective age is a significant moderator of the effect of change in memory on self-rated memory. The effect is weaker among those with younger subjective age, and stronger for those with older subjective age.
CONCLUSION: While preserving a young subjective age is usually considered an adaptive strategy, it also has potential negative effects, masking changes in memory performance.
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|Alternate Journal||Aging Ment Health|