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Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology
Project duration 01.01.2024 - 30.09.2025

Rethinking the Relationship between Age and Well-Being from Adolescence to Late Adulthood: Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses

Empirical studies have used different measures of well-being and different samples. However, the existing differences in previous studies do not show clear evidence of the relationship between age and well-being. In addition, the relationship between age and well-being during adolescence remains unclear. Therefore, the AgeWell project will systematically investigate the relationship between age and well-being from adolescence to late adulthood.

Project description

The AgeWell Project investigates the relationship between age and well-being from adolescence to old adulthood. Although several studies have investigated the relationship between age and well-being, no conclusive evidence exists. Empirical studies have used various measures of well-being and samples. However, the existing differences challenge the understanding of how age and well-being are interrelated. The relevant research to date has focused mainly on adults, widely overlooking adolescents.

Grüner Schriftzug "AgeWell" neben einen schwarzen Schriftzug "Youths and Adults"

In addition, previous literature investigating the relationship between age and well-being during adolescence is still unclear. To fill current research gaps, the AgeWell Project is innovative as it includes the period of adolescence and conducts a systematic review across educational sciences, sociology, economics, psychology, and health sciences. Furthermore, we will conduct a meta-analysis to systematically identify what sources are contributing to mixed findings. We will provide a new multi-dimensional and interdisciplinary perspective on the age-well-being relationship.

Lead researcher at IFS

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