Elderlys experiences 2001

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Description

In 1995 a cross-sectional study of the Swedish population between the ages of 20 and 85 was carried out. In this study, three dimensions of gerotranscendence were approximated and operationalized in three measures: cosmic transcendence, coherence and need for solitude. The general purpose of the 2001 study was to obtain a better understanding of the gerotranscendence patterns when the unlimited age span 65+ is studied in detail.
As in the previous 1995 study, a series of questions/statements were framed in accordance with dimensions of gerotranscendence. Statements measuring the cosmic transcendence included: 'I feel connected with the entire universe', 'I feel that I am part of everything alive', 'I can feel a strong presence of people who are elsewhere', 'Sometimes I feel like I live in the past and present simultaneously', and 'I feel a strong connection with earlier generations'. Coherence was measured by the respondent's attitude to following statements: 'My life feels chaotic and disrupted' and 'The life I have lived has coherence and meaning'. Statements measuring solitude included: 'I

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Subject area

General health and well-being, Elderly, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 0819

Description

In 1995 a cross-sectional study of the Swedish population between the ages of 20 and 85 was carried out. In this study, three dimensions of gerotranscendence were approximated and operationalized in three measures: cosmic transcendence, coherence and need for solitude. The general purpose of the 2001 study was to obtain a better understanding of the gerotranscendence patterns when the unlimited age span 65+ is studied in detail.
As in the previous 1995 study, a series of questions/statements were framed in accordance with dimensions of gerotranscendence. Statements measuring the cosmic transcendence included: 'I feel connected with the entire universe', 'I feel that I am part of everything alive', 'I can feel a strong presence of people who are elsewhere', 'Sometimes I feel like I live in the past and present simultaneously', and 'I feel a strong connection with earlier generations'. Coherence was measured by the respondent's attitude to following statements: 'My life feels chaotic and disrupted' and 'The life I have lived has coherence and meaning'. Statements measuring solitude included: 'I

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Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

2001-01-01 — 2001-01-01

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis

Population

Swedish population aged 65 or older

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified
The sample was age stratified with 200 men and 200 women randomly sampled within each of the age categories 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95+.

Data contains personal data

No

Subject area

General health and well-being, Elderly, Social behaviour and attitudes (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Social Sciences, Sociology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

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Tornstam, L. (2003) Gerotranscedences from young old age to old old age. Online publication from the Social Gereontology Group, Uppsala. http://www.soc.uu.se/publications/fulltext/gtransoldold.pdf

Tornstam, L. (2005) Åldrandets socialpsykologi, 7:e rev. edition. Stockholm: Norstedts Akademiska Förlag. ISBN 91-7227-414-X.
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ISBN: 978-91-7227-414-3

Tornstam, L. (2005) Gerotranscendence. A Development Theory of Positive Aging. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

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Elderlys experiences 2001

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Lars Tornstam. Uppsala University, Department of Sociology (2005). <em>Elderlys experiences 2001</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1.0. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/002424">https://doi.org/10.5878/002424</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Description

The response rate declined with age from 76 percent in the lowest age category to 53 percent in the highest.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Time period(s) for data collection: 2001-01-01 — 2001-01-01

Instrument: Structured questionnaire

Source of the data: Population group

Variables

70

Number of individuals/objects

1771

Response rate/participation rate

66

Published: 2005-01-01
Last updated: 2021-04-21