Elderlys experiences 2001

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

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)

Responsible department/unit

Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History.

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

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

Suggested citation

Lars Tornstam. Uppsala University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. (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 Archaeology and Ancient History.

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: 2020-01-17