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Age differences in the effects of self-esteem: The link between physical symptoms and daily affect

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Chui, H and Manfred, D, Age differences in the effects of self-esteem: The link between physical symptoms and daily affect, GeroPsych, 29, (4) pp. 189-200. ISSN 1662-9647 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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2016 Hogrefe

DOI: doi:10.1024/1662-9647/a000157

Abstract

This study examined the link between physical symptoms, affect, and self-esteem in everyday life across adulthood. The sample consisted of young, middle-aged, and older adults. Results indicated a significant Self-Esteem Physical Symptoms interaction on positive affect (PA). The effect of self-esteem on PA was lower with increasing physical symptoms. For negative affect (NA), the Self-Esteem Physical Symptoms Age interaction was significant. In older adults, the effect of self-esteem on NA was lower with increasing physical symptoms. Thus, the effect of self-esteem ran opposite to the expected buffering effect. In addition, the age difference in the effect of self-esteem on NA presents potential challenges to the adaptive capacity of older adults in emotional well-being

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Aging, self-esteem, emotional wellbeing
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
UTAS Author:Chui, H (Ms Helena Chui)
ID Code:131019
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-02-26
Last Modified:2019-04-29
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