1. Well–Being Among Older Adults on Different Continents: Toni C. Antonucci (University of Michigan), Corann Okorodudu (Rowan University), and Hiroko Akiyama (University of Michigan).
II. WELL–BEING: CONCEPTS AND MEASURES:.
1. Well–Being: Concepts and Measures: Robert L. Kahn and F. Thomas Juster (University of Michigan).
III. SOCIAL SUPPORT.
1. Social Support and Quality of Life Among Older People in Spain: Rocío Fernández–Ballesteros (Autónoma University of Madrid).
2. Adult Children s Supportive Behaviors and Older Parents Subjective Well–Being A Developmental Perspective on Intergenerational Relationships: Frieder R. Lang and Yvonne Schütze (Humboldt–Universitaet zu Berlin).
3. Family Support and Health Status of the Elderly in Imo State of Nigeria: Goodwin O. Unanka (Imo State University, Owerri– Nigeria).
4. Network and Health Changes Among Older Dutch Adults: Theo van Tilburg and Marjolein Broese van Groenou (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
IV. FUNCTIONAL STATUS, WELL–BEING, AND SUCCESSFUL AGING.
1. Health and Well–Being in the Young Old and Oldest Old: Jacqui Smith (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin), Markus Borchelt (Humboldt University, Berlin), Heiner Maier (Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin), and Daniela Jopp (Free University of Berlin).
2. Functional Capacity and Self–Evaluation of Health and Life of Oldest Old in China: Zeng Yi (Duke University/Peking University) and James W. Vaupel (Max Planck Institute/Duke University).
3. Successful Aging in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Aging: Applying the MacArthur Model Cross–Nationally: Gary Andrews, Michael Clark, and Mary Luszcz (Flinders University, Adelaide South Australia).
V. CROSS–CULTURAL APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF AGING.
1. Differences Between Men and Women in Social Relations, Resource Deficits, and Depressive Symptomatology During Later Life in Four Nations: Toni C. Antonucci, Jennifer E. Lansford, Hiroko Akiyama (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan), Jacqui Smith (Max Planck Institute, Berlin, Germany), Margret Baltes (Free University, Berlin, Germany), Keiko Takahashi (Sacred Heart University, Tokyo, Japan), Rebecca Fuhrer (Institut National de la Sante et la Recherche Medicale, Paris, France), and Jean–Francois Dartigues (Institut National de la Sante et la Recherche Medicale, Bordeaux, France).
2. The Impact of Social Ties on Depressive Symptoms in U.S. and Japanese Elderly: Hidehiro Sugisawa, Hiroshi Shibata (Obirin University Graduate School), Gavin W. Hougham (University of Chicago), Yoko Sugihara (Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology), and Jersey Liang (University of Michigan).
3. Comparative Gerontolinguistics: Characterising Discourses in Caring Institutions in South Africa and the United Kingdom: Sinfree Makoni (Pennsylvania State University) and Karen Grainger (Sheffield University at Hallam, United Kingdom).
4. Conceptual and Methodological Linkages in Cross–Cultural Groups and Cross–National Aging Research: James S. Jackson (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan).