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Per Erik Solem

Per Erik Solem

About

Per Erik Solem has worked with ageing research (gerontology) since he graduated as a licensed psychologist in 1970. He has a wide orientation in gerontology and has worked with ageing in general and psychological and social ageing in particular. He has a long teaching and research experience on subjects such as active ageing, cognitive age changes, dementia, death and dying, ageism, theories of ageing, and occupational gerontology (ageing, work and retirement). In recent years occupational gerontology has been his main research field. Per Erik Solem is in charge of the master program in gerontology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Gjøvik, and professor (20%) at NTNU.

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Psychology

Subject areas

Aging   Life-evolvement   Retirement   Aging and work   Psychology of ageing

Research projects

  • ExitAge

    The objective of the project is to increase the knowledge about the oldest workers and their experiences, as well as how companies handle work exit and the change in mandatory retirement age.

  • The Norwegian Life Course, Ageing and Generation Study (NorLAG)

    A multidisciplinary and longitudinal study that includes data on well-being, health, work, care, and family relations in the second half of life (age 40+).

Scientific publications

Solem, Per Erik (2016). Ageism and age discrimination in working life. Nordic Psychology . Vol. 68.

Solem, Per Erik; Syse, Astri; Furunes, Trude; Mykletun, Reidar J.; De Lange, Annet Harmke; Schaufeli, Wilmar B.; Ilmarinen, Juhani (2016). To leave or not to leave: retirement intentions and retirement behaviour. Ageing & Society . Vol. 36.

Syse, Astri; Veenstra, Marijke; Furunes, Trude; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Solem, Per Erik (2015). Changes in health and health behavior associated with retirement. Journal of Aging and Health . Vol. 29.
http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2460696

Furunes, Trude; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Solem, Per Erik; De Lange, Antoinette Harmke; Syse, Astri; Schaufeli, Wilmar B.; Ilmarinen, Juhani (2015). Late Career Decision-Making: A Qualitative Panel Study. Work, Aging and Retirement .
http://workar.oxfordjournals.org/content/1/3/284

Syse, Astri; Solem, Per Erik; Ugreninov, Elisabeth; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Furunes, Trude (2014). Do spouses coordinate their work exits? A combined survey and register analysis from Norway. Research on Aging . Vol. 36.
http://roa.sagepub.com/content/36/5/625

Solem, Per Erik; Syse, Astri; Veenstra, Marijke (2013). Pensjonering og endring av helse og helsevaner. Daatland, Svein Olav; Slagsvold, Britt (Ed.). Vital aldring og samhold mellom generasjoner. Resultater fra Den norske studien av livsløp, aldring og generasjon - runde 1 og 2. Kapittel 11. p. 141-155.

Solem, Per Erik (2013). Etter pensjonering - mer eller mindre aktiv?. Daatland, Svein Olav; Slagsvold, Britt (Ed.). Vital aldring og samhold mellom generasjoner. Resultater fra Den norske studien av livsløp, aldring og generasjon - runde 1 og 2. Kapittel 14. p. 177-189.

Slagsvold, Britt; Veenstra, Marijke; Hagestad, Gunhild; Hansen, Thomas; Herlofson, Katharina; Koløen, Kristine; Solem, Per Erik; Daatland, Svein Olav (2012). Life-course, ageing and generations in Norway: The NorLAG study. Norsk Epidemiologi . Vol. 22.

Furunes, Trude; Mykletun, Reidar J.; Solem, Per Erik (2012). How do different exit routes from work affect older worker's self-esteem?. De Wals, Stefan; Meszaros, Katerina (Ed.). Handbook on Psychology of Self-Esteem. Chapter 19. p. 325-337. Nova Science Publishers, Inc..

Solem, Per Erik (2012). Endring i husarbeid, fritidsaktiviteter og frivillig arbeid etter yrkesavgang. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning . Vol. 15.





These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete