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Economic hardship among older people in New Zealand: The effects of low living standards on social support loneliness and mental health
(New Zealand Psychological Society, 2010)
By 2026 people aged 65 and over are projected to make up approximately 20% of the population of New Zealand. A focus on the positive aspects of ageing includes consideration of the factors that promote good mental health ...
A study of older adults: Observation of ranges of life satisfaction and functioning
(New Zealand Psychological Society, 2011)
Levels of daily functioning and life satisfaction in older people are investigated in this study. Surveys and interviews included 425 people aged 65+ and comparisons were made between three age groups (ages 65-74, 75-84, ...
Ageing in a material world
(The New Zealand Psychological Society, 2010)
The experience of ageing is shaped by social location. For those who experience economic hardship, the effects of a lifetime of disadvantage tend to accumulate in later life. The recent attention to positive and successful ...