Journal of Aging Research

Behavioral Factors of Longevity


Publishing date
15 Aug 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Feb 2011

Lead Editor

1Gerontology Program, Human Development and Family Studies Department, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011, USA

2Institute of Gerontology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

3Department of Psychology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden


Behavioral Factors of Longevity

Description

The majority of studies on longevity have focused on biological and health-related aspects of longevity. While biology and health undoubtedly play an important role in determining the length and quality of life, there are also a number of important social, psychological, and behavioral factors associated with longevity. Recent research has demonstrated that distal experiences such as education and childhood economic conditions as well as proximal behaviors such as exercise, nutritional behaviors, coping with stress, and social support are all important components in determining longevity and quality of life among very old people.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles that will complement already established knowledge of biological and health factors associated with long life. We are especially interested in articles that focus on behavioral factors of longevity and quality of life in very old age. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Distal family influences on longevity and quality of life
  • Distal life events as influences on longevity and quality of life (e.g., early or late marriage, childbirth, etc.)
  • The influence of environmental supports on longevity and quality of life, including social supports, economic supports, and housing
  • The influence of individual characteristics on longevity and quality of life, such as personality, gender, ethnicity, and religiosity
  • Studies emphasizing the importance of adaptational skills such as activity, coping, and cognitive skills
  • Research involving health behaviors such as nutritional behaviors or exercise
  • Studies involving mental health and life satisfaction in very late life.
  • Impact of cognition–dementia on adaptation, mental health, and quality of life
  • Models of psychosocial predictors on adaptation and longevity, or compare and contrast psychosocial with biomedical predictors

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jar/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 197590
  • - Editorial

Behavioral Factors of Longevity

Peter Martin | Leonard W. Poon | Bo Hagberg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 104616
  • - Research Article

Season of Birth and Exceptional Longevity: Comparative Study of American Centenarians, Their Siblings, and Spouses

Leonid A. Gavrilov | Natalia S. Gavrilova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 371039
  • - Research Article

Are Men Aging as Oaks and Women as Reeds? A Behavioral Hypothesis to Explain the Gender Paradox of French Centenarians

Frédéric Balard | Isabelle Beluche | ... | Jean-Marie Robine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 153756
  • - Research Article

A Population Where Men Live As Long As Women: Villagrande Strisaili, Sardinia

Michel Poulain | Gianni Pes | Luisa Salaris
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 530534
  • - Research Article

Psychosocial Factors Associated with Longevity in the United States: Age Differences between the Old and Oldest-Old in the Health and Retirement Study

Jennifer A. Ailshire | Eileen M. Crimmins
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 392510
  • - Review Article

The Impact of Behavioral Intervention on Obesity Mediated Declines in Mobility Function: Implications for Longevity

Joe Nocera | Thomas W. Buford | ... | Stephen D. Anton
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 367902
  • - Research Article

Cognitive Beliefs and Future Time Perspectives: Predictors of Mortality and Longevity

Prem S. Fry | Dominique L. Debats
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 701232
  • - Research Article

Why Are Native Hawaiians Underrepresented in Hawai‘i's Older Adult Population? Exploring Social and Behavioral Factors of Longevity

Lana Sue Ka‘opua | Kathryn L. Braun | ... | Chai-Bin Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 765071
  • - Research Article

Is There a Reversal in the Effect of Obesity on Mortality in Old Age?

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield | Rotem Perach
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 896109
  • - Research Article

Do Stress Trajectories Predict Mortality in Older Men? Longitudinal Findings from the VA Normative Aging Study

Carolyn M. Aldwin | Nuoo-Ting Molitor | ... | Heidi Igarashi
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