Creating the self: Exploring the life journey of late-midlife women

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Abstract

Studies on aging reflect the losses inherent in the aging process. How the aging process is viewed, either as a loss or as a natural process of living, may affect the adaptation by late-midlife women to life changes. Self-transcendence is a means of broadening one's perspective of the inner being. This article explores the meaning of life transitions, the role of life-course development, self-transcendence, and creativity in the evolution of the inner being as women age.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)218-233
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Women and Aging
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • Aging
  • Late midlife
  • Self-transcendence
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gender Studies

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Creating the self : Exploring the life journey of late-midlife women. / Wiggs, Carol.

In: Journal of Women and Aging, Vol. 22, No. 3, 07.2010, p. 218-233.

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