The purpose of this study is to understand how the public makes sense of Western research terms related to ageing, particularly successful ageing, positive ageing, active ageing, and adaptive ageing.

This study also examines how the public, adults above 30 years of age, react to ageing. This study further aims to compare how people who react negatively and positively to ageing define the four terms. Lastly, the study aims to investigate whether there are any cultural differences between Indonesian and Australian participants in perceiving the four terms.

Participants will be required to fill in a survey that will be administered online through Qualtrics. In the beginning of the survey, participants will need to complete the demographics questions. On the following page, participants will need to respond to questions exploring how they react to ageing, by choosing one out of the six response choices. On the last page, participants will need to respond to open-ended questions asking about their understanding of terms related to ageing well. The survey will require 20-30 minutes to complete.


Those who are either Australian or Indonesian citizens, aged 30 years and above, and are able to read and write English are eligible to participate.

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If you are interested in participating, please complete the survey below. 

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This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No.2021/HE001072]