Adultspan Journal

A scholarly journal publishing current information about research, theory, and practice in the field of adult development and aging. Emphasis is given to developmental principles and concomitant counseling implications. This is the official journal of the

Articles from Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring

A Comparison of Wellness and Social Support Networks in Different Age Groups
Individual wellness and social support were studied in 2 different age groups for the purpose of gaining insight into how these variables are affected by adult development. The individual wellness and social support networks of young adults and older...
Conversations with Dying Parents: More Difficult Than the Birds and the Bees
Individuals ease life-span transitions for family members in each stage of the life cycle. Parents educate their adolescent children about relationships and sexuality and act as role models. The author proposes that children can play a primary role...
Midlife Transitions in Women: Cultural and Individual Factors. (Articles)
Traditional views of women at midlife are often inaccurate and may be deleterious to the emotional and physical well-being of women. The author reviews quantitative and qualitative research that may help guide counselors in their work with midlife...
Musings from a New Editor
As the developmental circle of nature revolves, so does all else in life. Commencement has come and gone, students pass through opening doors, closing those already passed through, such as we tend to do throughout the stages of life. As I ponder these...
Older Women, Personal Narratives, and the Power of Sharing with Adolescent Girls
The meaning derived from an intergenerational retreat between older adult women and adolescent girls was the focus of the researcher. Personal narratives provided an avenue for sharing and listening. For the women, the reported meaning included pride...