Cross-sectional validation of the Aging Perceptions Questionnaire: a multidimensional instrument for assessing self-perceptions of aging.

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BMC geriatrics, ISSN: 1471-2318, Vol: 7, Issue: 1, Page: 9

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
https://epubs.rcsi.ie/psycholart/5; http://hdl.handle.net/10147/95653
PMID:
17462094
DOI:
10.1186/1471-2318-7-9
PMCID:
PMC1868732
Author(s):
Barker, Maja; O'Hanlon, Ann; McGee, Hannah M; Hickey, Anne; Conroy, Ronan M
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Medicine; Aged; Aged 80 and over; Aging/psychology; Cross-Sectional Studies; Female; Humans; Male; Perception; Questionnaires/standards; Self Concept; Psychology
article description
Self-perceptions of aging have been implicated as independent predictors of functional disability and mortality in older adults. In spite of this, research on self-perceptions of aging is limited. One reason for this is the absence of adequate measures. Specifically, there is a need to develop a measure that is theoretically-derived, has good psychometric properties, and is multidimensional in nature. The present research seeks to address this need by adopting the Self-Regulation Model as a framework and using it to develop a comprehensive, multi-dimensional instrument for assessing self-perceptions of aging. This study describes the validation of this newly-developed instrument, the Aging Perceptions Questionnaire (APQ).