Monthly Archives: September 2004

The interpretation of social comparison and its relation to life satisfaction among elderly people: does frailty make a difference?

We examined the interpretation of upward and downward social comparison and its effect on life satisfaction in a questionnaire study among 444 community-dwelling elderly persons with different levels of frailty. As we expected, elderly persons with higher levels of frailty were less inclined to contrast and more inclined to identify themselves with a downward comparison target. Furthermore, they were more inclined to contrast themselves with an upward comparison target, but contrary to our… Continue reading

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