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Life span development: Intervention implications for concepts of aging

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The life span theory of development is based on the notion that development occurs at all ages. A person's developmental history influences his or her behavior later in life. Following this assumption, the ability of an elderly person cope with health problems is related to past experience in coping with similar' problems or life events. The goal of intervention related to life span development serves two purposes: help individuals overlap positive health behaviors that will be sustained throughout life and to discuss the role and impact of life events on their ability to cope with later problems. The school health program provides an excellent vehicle for achieving these goals.

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Publication
The Journal of School Health, 52, 9,259-263
Language: English
Date: 1982
Keywords
aging, life span development, intervention, health behaviors