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. 4, No. 2, Fall

Career Decision Self-Efficacy of Lesbians throughout the Life Span
This study examined the relationship of lesbian identity development and internalized homophobia and the impact on career decision self-efficacy. One hundred and twenty-four women participated. Although the sample was highly integrated, participants...
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As we enjoy the fall colors and cooler temperatures and as winter approaches at her typical pace, I am reminded that seasons of the universe, like seasons of our lives, constantly change. We accept and embrace the difference of seasons, in concept...
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Elder Abuse and Neglect: Considerations for Mental Health Practitioners
Elder abuse and neglect are prevalent throughout the U.S. and are often unrecognized and untreated. It is projected that by the year 2030, the number of older adults (age 60 and older) will double, thereby increasing the likelihood that mental health...
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Fostering Multicultural and Identity Development in Adult Learners through Study Tours
The author qualitatively examined adult learners' experiences on a study tour to South Africa and assessed the effectiveness of the tour as a tool for enhanced multicultural awareness. The findings may be of interest to counselors/educators who teach...
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Sexuality and Perimenopause: What Counselors Need to Know
Perimenopause, which recently has been recognized as separate from menopause, affects approximately 22 million U.S. women. It is a time when women are at greater risk for emotional, relationship, and sexual problems. The authors describe the symptoms...
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Understanding Women in the Role of Caregivers for Older Adults in Japan
This article provides an overview of Japanese women in the role of caregivers of older family members. Cultural influence on women's identity, significance of the caregiver 's role, and the struggles and rewards of being caregivers are discussed. Finally,...
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