Project information
Partnership changes in older age

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Project Identification
Project Period
1/2020 - 12/2022
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Social Studies
aging; partnerships; sexuality; well-being; health

This research project focuses on exploring on changes of partnerships in older age in association with sexual life, relationship quality, and the psychological markers of life satisfaction. An increase in life expectancy may impact later-life partnerships by extending the time spent in long-term relationships at older age and bringing forth the issue of grey divorce and repartnering. By conducting a qualitative content analysis of relationship-related queries that older people have posted on professional counselling websites, by conducting in-depth interviews with elderly people who age in long-term partnerships, and by analyzing the crosssectional
and longitudinal data of local and international research projects — we aim to
investigate the specifics of long-term partnerships in older people, the quality of relationships established in older age, the role of sexuality in both long-term partnerships and relationships established in older age, and the changes of life satisfaction in later-life partnerships.

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Total number of publications: 9

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