Conference papers

These papers present the results of the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Study.

2019

Stephens, C., Szabo, A., & Breheny M. (September, 2019). Life course socioeconomic predictors of healthy ageing in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Differences by Māori ethnicity and gender. Paper presented at the 33rd annual conference of the European Health Psychology Society, 3-7 September, 2019, Dubrovnik, Croatia.  2019 EHPS_Predictors of healthy ageing (1,111 KB) 2019 EHPS_Talk: Predictors of healthy ageing (634 KB)

2017

Allen, J., Towers, A., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2017). Considerations of response bias and value in linking an existing longitudinal cohort study with national health record data. Paper presented at the International Population Data Linkage Conference, August 2016, Swansea, Wales.

Alpass, F., Szabo, A., Allen, J., & Stephens, C. (2017). Informal Caregiving and health: longitudinal findings from the Health, Work and Retirement Study. Paper presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

Hyde, M., & Towers, A. (2017). Cross-National Patterns of Older Adults Drinking: Results From an International Investigation. Paper presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

Szabo, A., Allen, J., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (2017). Does physical functioning decline after retirement? A longitudinal investigation from 2006 to 2016. Paper presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

Towers, A., Minicuci, N., Rocco, I., Sheridan, J., Kowal, K., & Newcomb, D. (2017). The Impact of Forced Exit From Work on Problematic Drinking in Older Europeans. Paper presented at the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

2016

Alpass, F., Allen, J., & Stephens, C. (2016). Factors influencing the decision to relocate to a retirement village. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw162.2573

Sheridan, J., Towers, A., Minicuci, N., Kowal, P., & Newcomb, D. (2016). How much is too much? Measurement of alcohol consumption in longitudinal studies of ageing. Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12484

Stephens, C. (2016). Aging in place: how can policy and practice support the health benefits of aging at home? Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw162.2573

Stephens, C., Szabo, A., Allen, J., & Alpass, F. (2016). The effects of home ownership on the wellbeing and health of older New Zealanders. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnw162.2573

2015

Tan, G., Newcomb, D., Towers, A., & Sheridan, J. (2015). Cocktail time? Drig interactions between prescribed pharmaceutical medicines and alcohol in an older adult population. Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dar.12335

2014

Alpass, F., Callow, L., Stephens, C., & Stevenson, B. (2014). Change in cognitive function: findings from 2 waves of the New Zealand longitudinal study of ageing. Paper presented at the The Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting “Making Connections: From Cells to Societies”, November 5–9, 2014, Washington, DC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnu106

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Stevenson, B. (2014). National health data-linkage in a New Zealand longitudinal ageing cohort. Paper presented at the The Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting “Making Connections: From Cells to Societies”, November 5–9, 2014, Washington, DC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnu106

Stephens, C., Alpass, F., & Stevenson, B. (2014). Measuring quality of life among a cohort of older people in New Zealand. Paper presented at the The Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting “Making Connections: From Cells to Societies”, November 5–9, 2014, Washington, DC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnu106

Stephens, C., Budge, C., Alpass, F., & Stevenson, B. (2014). The social networks, digital media use and barriers to participation of older people in rural New Zealand: Differences across regions. Paper presented at the The Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting “Making Connections: From Cells to Societies”, November 5–9, 2014, Washington, DC. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnu106

2013

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Stevenson, B. (2013). Transitions in and out of caregiving: impacts on health and wealth. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting “Optimal Aging Through Research” of the Gerontological Society of America, November 20–24, 2013, New Orleans, LA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnt151

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Stevenson, B. (2013). Reconciling work and Elder care: Impacts on health. Paper presented at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seol, Korea.

Breheny, M., Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Stevenson, B., Carter, K., & Yeung, P. (2013). Development and validation of a measure of living standards for older people. Paper presented at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seol, Korea.

Breheny, M., Stephens, C., & Mansvelt, J. (2013). The importance of contributing to the community to maintaining a positive identity in later life. Paper presented at the 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Bordeaux, France, 16th – 20th July 2013. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870446.2013.810851

Philipp, M., & Towers, A. (2013). Economic living standard indices mediate the apparent health benefits of alcohol consumption among older adults. Paper presented at the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs Conference 2013, Brisbane, QLD.

Stephens, C., Breheny, M., Dulin, P., & Alpass, F. (2013). Giving and receiving: understanding volunteering and wellbeing for older people in terms of reciprocity. Paper presented at the 66th Annual Scientific Meeting “Optimal Aging Through Research” of the Gerontological Society of America, November 20–24, 2013, New Orleans, LA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnt151

Stephens, C., Horrell, B., Alpass, F., & Breheny, M. (2013). Capability and carers' wellbeing: using internet forums for research with informal caregivers. Paper presented at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Seol, Korea.

2012

Alpass, F. (2012). Purpose in life in relation to physical and mental well-being. Paper presented at the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference, 20–23 November 2012, Brisbane, Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Flett, R. (2012). Patient-Provider Communications and their Impact on Elder Health. Paper presented at the The Gerontological Society of America 65th Annual Scientific Meeting “Charting New Frontiers in Aging” November 14–18, 2012, San Diego, CA. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gns201

Howe, A., Hill, K., Jeon, Y., & Alpass, F. (2012). Engaging with the Asia-Oceania region. Paper presented at the Australian Association of Gerontology, 45th National Conference, 20–23 November 2012, Brisbane, Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2012.00655.x

2010

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Pond, R., & Towers, A. (2010). Gender, ethnicity and the impact of caregiving on the health of older New Zealanders. Paper presented at the The Gerontological Society of America 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting “Transitions of Care Across the Aging Continuum”, The Gerontologist. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnq115

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., & Noone, J. (2010). Work quality of life and intended retirement age. Paper presented at the The Gerontological Society of America 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting “Transitions of Care Across the Aging Continuum”, The Gerontologist. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnq115

Bhullar, N., Towers, A., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2010a). Longitudinal investigation of objective and subjective indicators of socioeconomic status in the elderly. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

Bhullar, N., Towers, A., Stephens, C., & Alpass, F. (2010b). Activity restriction as a mediator of the relationship between ageing-related physical decline and mental health: A report from the New Zealand longitudinal study of aging. Paper presented at the Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia.

2009

Alpass, F., Noone, J., & Stephens, C. (2009). The development and validation of a comprehensive and theory driven measure of retirement planning. Paper presented at the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-009-0095-9

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., & Noone, J. (2009). Culture-bound inertia: Identifying barriers to exercise faced by older indigenous populations. Paper presented at the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-009-0095-9

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Noone, J., & Towers, A. (2009). Social network types and implications for health among ageing New Zealanders. Paper presented at the 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-009-0095-9

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., & Noone, J. (2009). Workforce participation for 65-70 year-olds: Findings from the New Zealand Heath Work and Retirement Study. Paper presented at the 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 25-27 November 2009, National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT, Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00397.x

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Towers, A., & Noone, J. (2009). The health effects of reason for retirement on older New Zealand workers. Paper presented at the The 20th IAGG World Congress in Seoul, 2013 https://doi.org/10.1007/s12603-009-0091-0

Alpass, F., Towers, A., Stephens, C., & Noone, J. (2009). Identifying barriers to exercise faced by older indigenous populations. Paper presented at the 19th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Paris, France.

Stephens, C., Alpass, F., Towers, A., Stevenson, B., Dulin, P., Waldegrave, C., & King, P. (2009). The New Zealand Longitudinal Study of Aging: A population based prospective exploration of health and well being. Paper presented at the 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, 25-27 November 2009, National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT, Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2009.00397.x

2008

Alpass, F., Stephens, C., Noone, J., & Towers, A. (2008). Health differences among retirees and workers: Findings from the New Zealand Health, Work and Retirement Study. Paper presented at the Gerontological Society of America 61st Annual Scientific Meeting November 21–25, 2008 National Harbor, MD. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/48.Special_Issue_III.1

Breheny, M., & Stephens, C. (2008). "I sort of pay back in my own little way”: Independence and reciprocity in the family life of older adults. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of Australasian Social Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049530802385533

Renner, K., & Stephens, C. (2008). Gendered differences in pathways to retirement planning and wellbeing in later life. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of Australasian Social Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049530802385533

Stephens, C., Breheny, M., & Pond, R. (2008). The embodied self and social life: Examples from ageing research. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of Australasian Social Psychologists, Wellington, New Zealand. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00049530802385533

Towers, A., Alpass, F., Noone, J., & Stephens, C. (2008). The health of older caregivers: Findings from the New Zealand health work and retirement study. Paper presented at the 41st National Conference, Australian Association of Gerontology, 18–21 November 2008, Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2008.00330.x

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