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

Carol M. Wiggs

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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
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Aging
  • Late midlife
  • Self-transcendence
  • Women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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