This week on Grad Chat: Lisa Carver: PhD student in Sociology under the supervision of Drs Rob Beamish and Susan Phillips
Successful aging with illness
Overview: For my dissertation I am considering determinants of successful aging among those traditionally ignored by successful aging research: individuals aging with illness. Using a mixed method research design that embraces the voices of participants, interviews were conducted in person and online to ascertain self-reported mental and physical health, successful aging, income adequacy and gender. Scales assessing participant’s resilience, quality of life, successful aging and gerotranscendence were also administered. The presence of and constructs associated with successful aging among those with illness were explored.