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Amy M. Pienta's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Tkatch, R., N. Artinian, J. Abrams, J. Mahn, M. Franks, S. Keteyian, B. Franklin, Amy M. Pienta, and S. Schwartz. 2011. "Social network and health outcomes among African American cardiac rehabilitation patients." Heart & Lung, 40(3): 193-200. PMCID: PMC2972356. DOI. Abstract.

Artinian, N.I., J. Abrams, S.J. Keteyian, M.M. Franks, B. Franklin, Amy M. Pienta, R. Tkatch, L. Cuff, P. Alexander, and S. Schwartz. 2009. "Correlates of Depression at Baseline Among African Americans Enrolled in Cardiac Rehabilitation." Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 29(1): 24-31. Abstract.

Gutmann, Myron, Mark Abrahamson, Margaret O. Adams, Micah Altman, Caroline Arms, Kenneth) Bollen, Michael Carlson, Jonathan Crabtree, Darrell Donakowski, Gary King, Jared Lyle, Marc Maynard, Amy M. Pienta, Richard Rockwell, Lois Timms-Ferrara, and Copeland H. Young. 2009. "From Preserving the Past to Preserving the Future: The Data-PASS Project and the Challenges of Preserving Digital Social Science Data." Library Trends, 57(3): 315-337. Abstract.

Abrahamson, M., K. Bollen, Myron Gutmann, G. King, and Amy M. Pienta. 2009. "Preserving Quantitative Research-Elicited Data for Longitudinal Analysis. New Developments in Archiving Survey Data in the US." Historical Social Research-Historische Sozialforschung, 34(3): 51-59. Abstract.

Hoelter, Lynette, Felicia B. LeClere, Amy M. Pienta, R.E. Barlow, and James McNally. 2008. "Using ICPSR resources to teach sociology." Teaching Sociology, 36(1): 17-25. Abstract.

Koropeckyj-Cox, Tanya, Amy M. Pienta, and Tyson H. Brown. 2007. "Women of the 1950s and the 'normative' life course: The implications of childlessness, fertility timing, and marital status for psychological well-being in late midlife." International Journal on Aging and Human Development, 64(4): 299-330. DOI. Abstract.

Chumbler, N.R., Amy M. Pienta, and J.W. Dwyer. 2004. "The Depressive Symptomatology of Parent Care Among the Near Elderly - the Influence of Multiple Role Commitments." Research on Aging, 26(3): 330-351. DOI. Abstract.

Pienta, Amy M. 2003. "Partners in Marriage: An Analysis of Husbands' and Wives' Retirement Behavior." Journal of Applied Gerontology, 22(3): 340-358. Abstract.

Jenkins, Kristi R., Amy M. Pienta, and A Horgas. 2002. "Activity and Health-Related Quality of Life in Continuing Care Retirement Communities." Research on Aging, 24(1): 124-149. Abstract.

Pienta, Amy M., Melissa M. Franks, and Linda A. Wray. 2002. "It Takes Two: Marriage and Smoking Cessation in the Middle Years." Journal of Aging and Health, 14(3): 336-354. Abstract.

Pienta, Amy M., and Mark D. Hayward. 2002. "Who Expects to Continue Working After Age 62: The Retirement Plans of Couples." Journal of Gerontology: Social Science, 57B(4): S199-S208. Abstract. Public Access.

Pienta, Amy M., Jennifer S. Barber, and William Axinn. 2001. "Social Change and Adult Children's Attitudes towards Support of Elderly Parents: Evidence from Nepal." Hallym International Journal of Aging, 3(2): 211-235. DOI.

Pienta, Amy M., Mark D. Hayward, and Kristi R. Jenkins. 2000. "Health Consequences of Marriage for the Retirement Years." Journal of Family Issues, 21(5): 559-586. DOI. Abstract.


Pienta, Amy M., and Melissa M. Franks. 2006. "A closer look at health and widowhood : do health behaviors change after the loss of a spouse?" In Spousal bereavement in late life edited by Deborah Carr, Randolph M. Nesse, Camille B. Wortman. 117-142. New York : Springer Pub. Co.

Pienta, Amy M., and Melissa Franks. 2005. "Physical Health and Widowhood." In Late Life Widowhood: New Directions in Theory, Research, and Practice edited by D.S. Carr; R. Nesse; C. Wortman. Springer Publishing Company.

Pienta, Amy M. 2003. "Retirement." In The World Book Encyclopedia edited by World Book, Inc.. Chicago: World Book.