IJCH 2018 Vol.4(4): 109-113 ISSN: 2382-6177
doi: 10.18178/ijch.2018.4.4.131

The Study on Aging Psychology According to the Elderly Care under the Glocalization Perspective

T. Wang and Z. Yu
Abstract—Applying the method of social network analysis, the current study analyzes all the publications from Web of Science since 1990 regarding studies on aging. Previous studies based on the data of Chinese Social Science Citation Index (CSSCI) since 1998(Wang & Hou, 2016), show that there are some common constructs such as aging, mental health, life satisfaction and subjective well-being in both English and Chinese, while studies considering the life motivation and the role of culture has received little attention in Chinese publications. By contrast, in English publications on Psychology, studies regarding aging have been defined by certain aspects, such as objective surveys rather than inter-subjective investigations, continuous aging rather than merely the older stage, and rigorous case studies rather than action research. However, based on a two-year-practice in a Chinese elderly caring house, the author challenged these presuppositions and proposed an alternative perspective with the approach of glocalization.

Index Terms—Topical structure analysis, aging study, glocalization.

T. Wang is with the Wuhan University, Wuhan, PRC (e-mail: wangtangsheng@ whu.edu.cn). Z. Yu, born is with the Harrisburg Christian School, PA, USA.

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Cite: T. Wang and Z. Yu , "The Study on Aging Psychology According to the Elderly Care under the Glocalization Perspective," International Journal of Culture and History vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 109-113, 2018.

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