The study explores the concept of active ageing and data are derived from a representative
sample of Italian older adults aged 65-74 years (N=900). The aim is to
identify elements of successful ageing in the light of intergenerational exchanges.
A specific attention is devoted to identifying factors that may either boost or hinder
wellbeing in later life. Wellbeing was investigated in relation to i) the goals attained
by the older adults, ii) their values, iii) the material a/o relational resources
they can rely upon, and iv) the norms and practices of exchange within their family
and social networks. Three different profiles of ageing were found, together
with remarkable differences between older adults prematurely withdrawn and elders
still playing a pivotal role in their families and society. While the former tend
to have a perception of self as older, the latter do not consider their age a problem.
The presence of exchanges oriented to both a light sociability and to the intergenerational
transmission of values and support is crucial for the older adults’ sense
of activity and satisfaction.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Actively aging between generations: towards an age friendly society?|
|Title of host publication||L'allungamento della vita. Una risorsa per la famiglia, un'opportunità per la società|
|Number of pages||42|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Name||STUDI INTERDISCIPLINARI SULLA FAMIGLIA|
- Active ageing
- Intergenerational exchanges
- Invecchiamento attivo
- Scambi intergenerazionali