Could you tell us your story?

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Publication Student thesis
Title Could you tell us your story?
Author(s) Stjärnljus, Emma ; Oldén, Paula
Date 2011
English abstract
The purpose of this study has been to examine how elderly people in today’s society look upon themselves and experience their own aging. We have inquired answers to the following main questions: What main events during the life course are emphasized in the elderly’s stories about their lives, and in what way has it affected their experience of growing old? In what way have social relationships, interests and the experience of health changed during the life course? How do the elderly experience their own aging, and what emotions are expressed in the speech surrounding their life course? The results of the study have been analyzed and interpreted with the help of the life course theory, Erikson’s psychosocial development theory and the continuity theory. The results show that elderly people of today don’t feel their age. They consider themselves to be young in mind though experiencing their aging through reduced mobility.
Publisher Malmö högskola/Hälsa och samhälle
Pages 56
Language swe (iso)
Subject(s) aging
life course perspective
continuity theory
psychosocial developmen
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