Social activity of the personality as a determinant of positive adaptation and full-fledged life at retirement age



Reference of national and foreign scientists to the social activity of elderly people is the result of the process of global ageing of population. They mention many reasons for population ageing: the crisis of the family and marriage, which resulted in reduced fertility rates; increased quality of life of people, contributing to an increase in life expectancy, etc. In this regard, it is important for scholars and practitioners in the field of social psychology of old age and ageing to carry out research and practical design in the field of adaptive behavior of the elderly people and their involvement in the social life of the society. This article analyzes the foreign studies and experiences in the formation of adaptive behavior of the elderlypeople to conditions of retirement through involvement of people of late age in various kinds of social activity.

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Keywords: social activity, an elderly man, a positive adaptation, quality of life, psychosocial well-being

Journal rubric: Social Psychology


For citation: Suslova T.F. Social activity of the personality as a determinant of positive adaptation and full-fledged life at retirement age [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2017. Vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 63–70. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2017060307. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Tatiana F. Suslova, PhD in Psychology, associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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