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Heterogeneous Age-Friendly Environments among Age-Cohort Groups

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School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
Department of Senior Welfare, Dong Seoul University, Seongnam-si 13117, Korea
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Sustainability 2018, 10(4), 1269;
Received: 22 March 2018 / Revised: 7 April 2018 / Accepted: 18 April 2018 / Published: 20 April 2018
This study aimed to identify the underlying structures of age-friendly environmental characteristics and examine how they may vary across age-cohort groups based on life satisfaction. We used regionally representative data in South Korea. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis were conducted for age-friendly environmental indicators in three age-cohort groups. Regression models examined the association between the environmental factors and life satisfaction in the three age-cohort groups. Across all age groups, three factors converged: neighborhood problems, access to public services and programs, and community engagement. Regression analyses showed the three convergent environmental factors were all significantly associated with life satisfaction across all age-groups, but the association varies across the age-groups. The age-cohort based factor structures and differential patterns of association with well-being provide important background information on designing age-friendly communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: life course perspective; age-friendly environments; age-cohort groups; well-being life course perspective; age-friendly environments; age-cohort groups; well-being
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Park, S.; Lee, S. Heterogeneous Age-Friendly Environments among Age-Cohort Groups. Sustainability 2018, 10, 1269.

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Park S, Lee S. Heterogeneous Age-Friendly Environments among Age-Cohort Groups. Sustainability. 2018; 10(4):1269.

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Park, Sojung; Lee, Sangchul. 2018. "Heterogeneous Age-Friendly Environments among Age-Cohort Groups" Sustainability 10, no. 4: 1269.

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