BASE-Publications: Abstracts

Selection, optimization, and compensation as strategies of life management: Correction to Freund and Baltes (1998)

Alexandra M. Freund & Paul B. Baltes (1999)

Psychology and Aging, 14, 700-702

Because of a scoring error, the data reported in Freund and Baltes (1998) were reanalyzed. Except for finding a lower positive manifold involving the 3 components of selection, optimization, and compensation (SOC), the outcome of this reanalysis supports the major findings previously reported: Old and very old participants of the Berlin Aging Study reporting SOC-related behaviors also reported higher levels of well-being and aging well. Corrected versions of Tables 3, 6, and 7 are presented.