Aging and old age 1995

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Lars Tornstam - Uppsala University, Department of Sociology

Research principal

Uppsala University - Department of Sociology rorId


An Uppsala university survey regarding perceptions of age and ageing.

Data contains personal data



Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 20-85 years

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Time period(s) investigated

1995-01-01 – 1995-01-01



Number of individuals/objects


Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1995-01-01 – 1995-01-01
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Sociology

Topic and keywords

Research area

Elderly (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Sociology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Specific social services: use and availability (CESSDA Topic Classification)

General health and well-being (CESSDA Topic Classification)




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Tornstam, L. (1997) Gerotranscendence in a Broad Cross Sectional Perspective. Journal of Aging and Identity 2:1: 17-36.

Tornstam, L. (1999) Gerotranscendence and the Functions of Reminiscence. Journal of Aging and Identity 4(3):155-166.

Tornstam, L. (2005) Gerotranscendence. A Development Theory of Positive Aging. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Tornstam, L. (2005) Åldrandets socialpsykologi, 7:e rev. edition. Stockholm: Norstedts Akademiska Förlag. ISBN 91-7227-414-X.
ISBN: 978-91-7227-414-3

Tornstam, L. (1997) Life Crises and Gerotranscendence. Journal of Aging and Identity Vol 2:117-131.

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Published: 2009-09-17
Last updated: 2021-04-21