以下の論文が，Journal of Intergenerational Relationships に掲載されることが決まりました．
Tabuchi, M., & Miura, A. (in press).
Young people’s reactions change elderly people’s generativity and narratives: The effect of intergenerational interaction on the elderly.
Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 13(2).
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the young listener’s reaction on the development of generativity and narratives of elderly people. 34 males between the ages of 60 and 82 participated in this experiment in which the listener generations (young / elderly) and listener reactions (positive / neutral) were controlled. The participants shared and taught their wisdom gained from their past experiences through narratives. Result showed that many elderly people spoke about “lessons from experiences of failure” when there was a positive reaction from young people, and such narratives were promoted by an increase of generativity. These results suggested the impact of younger’s reaction on the elderly people’s psychological development and behavior.
Keywords: old age, generativity, narratives, intergenerational interaction, psychological development