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ERIC Number: EJ874769
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
How It Matters when It Happens: Life Changes Related to Functional Loss in Younger and Older Adults
Boerner, Kathrin; Wang, Shu-Wen
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v70 n2 p163-179 2010
This study examined the impact of loss of vision on important life domains depending on life context. The sample included two groups dealing with vision impairment: middle-aged (n = 44) and older adults (n = 107). Findings showed important group differences in extent, type, and facet of life changes across and within four life domains: goals/priorities, self-views, worldviews, and relationships with others. Overall, middle-aged participants experienced more change, and these changes seemed to be more pronounced. Findings suggest that if vision loss occurs in middle adulthood, it tends to be more disruptive, and that it comes with the risk of negative long-term consequences. (Contains 4 tables and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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