From Laurie Marie Lane, AMCHAM Member:
I am currently preparing for my Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology (MSc) dissertation at the University of East London, where I am a distance learning student. My dissertation theme relates to how one’s mental well-being impacts on one’s personal attitudes towards ageing. The aim of this research is to provide a baseline understanding of the population in order to design targeted programs in the areas of active ageing, mental-health and social support for older adults living and working in Luxembourg.
I am seeking 250+ participants for this research study. Participants must be over 50 years of age, male or female, having diverse nationalities and backgrounds, and either residing or working in Luxembourg. Participants will be asked to complete an online questionnaire of approximately 75 questions. The questionnaire will be offered in English and German only. The questionnaire should take 30-45 minutes to complete. All data collected will be confidential, anonymized, securely stored and only used for the purposes of this research project.
Research will take place in June-July 2023, which is when individuals would be asked to participate through various local marketing and media channels. Research findings will be provided to all individual participants, and participant organizations, should they wish to receive them, in Sept-Oct 2023. In addition, I will be using these research findings to support future positive ageing programs, activities or workshops at both organizational and community levels.
I have been living and working in Luxembourg for over 5 years and have recently applied for citizenship in this beautiful country. I am originally from the United States, but have resided in Europe (Luxembourg, Germany and UK) for over 17 years. I have spent the majority of my career working in Banking and Finance leadership roles but am now a full-time student pursuing my passion for mental health and wellbeing, as well as studying how our cognitive function changes over the lifespan. I have a keen interest in supporting successful ageing initiatives and making Luxembourg one of the best places in the world to grow old positively and healthily in mind, body and spirit.
I hold an undergraduate degree in music and psychology from the University of Minnesota (USA), a Master’s in Business Administration from Edgewood College (USA), a certificate in Applied Compassion Training from Stanford Medicine’s CCARE program (USA), and a pending Master’s (MSc) in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology from the University of East London (UK) and coaching certification through the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in Q3/2023.