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. 11, No. 2, October

Counselor Demographics, Ageist Attitudes, and Multicultural Counseling Competence among Counselors and Counselor Trainees
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship among counselors' self reported multicultural counseling competence and their attitudes of the geriatric population. A statistically significant negative correlation was found between participants'...
Ethical Guidelines for Counselors When Working with Clients with Terminal Illness Requesting Physician Aid in Dying
In 2005, the American Counseling Association (ACA) introduced a new ethical standard for counselors working with clients with terminal illness who are considering hastened death options. The authors' purpose is to inform counselors of the Death With...
Generational Differences as a Determinant of Women's Perspectives on Commitment
Differences between 116 graduate and undergraduate women, representing 4 generations (i.e., Baby Boomers, Transitionals, Generation Xers, and Millennials), were studied to categorize earliest awareness and definitions of commitment in relationships....
Relationships among Young Adults' Marital Messages Received, Marital Attitudes, and Relationship Self-Efficacy
The authors examined relationships among university students" marital messages received (MMR), marital attitudes, and romantic relationship self-efficacy (RSE). Results indicated that students' marital attitudes and romantic relationship status predicted...
Wellness during Midlife and Older Adulthood: A Different Perception
The authors explored how midlifers and older adults perceive wellness by factor analyzing the Perceived Wellness Survey (PWS; Adams, Bezner, & Steinhardt, 1997). Results indicated a 4-factor solution different from the 6 originally proposed wellness...
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