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

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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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2005-09-09 doi:10.5878/002424

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

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