Special Issue "Active Aging and Wellbeing: Advancement of Interdisciplinary Research"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2018)
Population aging has been associated with the increase in life expectancy thanks to the development of socio-economic progress, lifelong education, and biomedical and psychological advancements. Indeed, the new paradigm of successful aging, or aging well and active aging, has been assumed as a key concept, based on the assumption that aging is a long process determined, not only by genetic factors (age and genes), but also by the interactions between socio-environmental factors and individual and behavioral events. In this direction, active aging has been defined as the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security, in order to enhance quality of life and wellbeing as people age (WHO 2002).
The goal of this Special Issue is to advance the literature on active aging from an interdisciplinary perspective. Therefore, articles can be theoretically or empirically driven, from global to local scales, focusing on factors in each domain of active aging and on the mechanisms linking these domains.Prof. Lucia Monacis
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- Active aging
- Protective and risk factors
- Interdisciplinary approach