Stakeholders’ Ideas About Positive Aging for Latinos: A Conceptual Map

Lissette M. Piedra, John Ridings, Melissa J. K. Howe, Jennifer L. Smith, Catherine O’Brien, Alexis Howard, Kendon J. Conrad

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Few studies explore the differences between diverse stakeholders’ understandings of what constitutes “positive aging” for Latino older adults. To address this gap, we worked with a 20-member steering committee (SC) of community stakeholders to collect concept mapping data from 38 scholars and community workers. We generated 90 statements related to positive aging from the literature and produced concept maps based on four different stakeholder groups’ ratings of them. All stakeholders prioritized “Financial Security,” but scholars marked “Spirituality” as least important whereas community workers rated it second highest. The design of programs for Latino older adults should reflect such differences.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1342-1355
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Applied Gerontology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2021


  • successful aging
  • mixed methods
  • Hispanics
  • social work

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology


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