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Barbabella, F.; Chiatti, C.; Di Rosa, M.; Lamura, G.; Martin-Matthews, A.; Papa, R.; Svensson, T. – Educational Gerontology, 2016
Despite the increasing availability of gerontological training programs, knowledge of their contents, characteristics, methods, and outcomes remains limited. However, the transition from multidisciplinarity to interdisciplinary orientations is now fundamental to such training, providing participants from diverse academic orientations and…
Descriptors: Summer Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Gerontology, Aging (Individuals)
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Lagana, Luciana; Tramutolo, Carmine; Boncori, Lucia; Cruciani, Anna Clara – Educational Gerontology, 2012
Little empirical evidence is available on older adults regarding the existence of a continuum between "normal" personality traits and DSM-IV-TR Axes I and II disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Given the typical complexity of clinical presentations in advanced age, it is feasible to expect a dimensional conceptualization…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Evidence, Personality Traits, Age Differences
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Melchiorre, Maria Gabriella; Chiatti, Carlos; Lamura, Giovanni – Educational Gerontology, 2012
In Italy, data and information on prevalence and characteristics of elder abuse are very limited, and a specific legal and policy framework is lacking. Some articles of the Penal Code refer to the larger context of violence against disadvantaged groups, and some general support services not specifically dedicated to this issue are managed by local…
Descriptors: Elder Abuse, Disadvantaged, Foreign Countries, Municipalities
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Arun, Ozgur; Cevik, Aylin Cakiroglu – Educational Gerontology, 2011
The aim of this study was to compare and analyze the quality of life of the elderly in three aging countries: Italy, Portugal, and Turkey. This was done by using data provided by the European Quality of Life Survey completed in 2004. By doing so, we could then operationalize the conditions of the elderly in Turkey who have a rapid aging process…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Income, Life Satisfaction, Quality of Life
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Luppi, Elena – Educational Gerontology, 2010
The research presented in this paper is focused on the concept of active citizenship in the third age. This topic has been investigated within a group of elderly people in the second phase of the third age. The research was monitored by the social services of Bologna (Italy) in a support-care project. The results gathered led to considerations on…
Descriptors: Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Older Adults, Foreign Countries