Childhood adversity, midlife generativity, and later life well-being
Objectives. Prior studies confirm that after experiencing childhood adversity, resilient adults can recover and engage in generative growth. This study explored the long-term effects of childhood adversity (assessed as harsh parenting and/or childhood poverty) on successful aging for individuals who either achieved or failed to achieve Erikson's psychosocial developmental stage of generativity in midlife.
Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
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Landes, Ardelt, M., Vaillant, G. E., & Waldinger, R. J. (2014). Childhood Adversity, Midlife Generativity, and Later Life Well-Being. Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 69(6), 942–952. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbu055