Type of Content: Research
Subtype: Journal Article
Resource Title: Age Discrimination in the Context of Motivation and Healthy Aging
Publication Title: The Journals of Gerontology
Publish Date: July 6, 2021
Age discrimination can undermine older people’s motivation to stay engaged with their lives and poses a major challenge to healthy aging. In this article, we review research on age discrimination in different life domains, including health and work. Motivation and health constitute potential antecedents as well as outcomes of age discrimination, with reduced motivation and impaired health increasing the likelihood of becoming a victim of age discrimination, but also resulting from age discrimination. Furthermore, high levels of motivation and health can also serve as buffers against the negative effects of age discrimination. Based on our literature review, we discuss possible strategies aimed at reducing age discrimination. Understanding and combating age discrimination can foster older people’s motivation to participate in meaningful activities and promote healthy aging.
Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3ERwsNS