University of Calgary

Candace Konnert

  • Professor

Research Interests


Broadly speaking, my research interests include psychosocial aspects of aging and clinical geropsychology. My current research focuses on planning for future aging.


Selected Publications:

MacInnis, C. C., Ulrich, C., & Konnert, C. (in press). Exploring potential prejudice toward older adult mobility device users. Psychology and Aging. doi: 10.1037/pag0000325

Watt, A., & Konnert, C. (in press) Body satisfaction and self-esteem among middle-aged and older women: The mediating roles of social comparison and self-objectification. Aging and Mental Health. doi. 10.1080/13607863.2018.1544222

Konnert, C., Huang, V., & Pesut, B. (2018). Mental health knowledge and training needs among direct care workers: A mixed methods study. Aging & Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2018.1453483

Tieu, Y., Konnert, C., & Quigley, L. (2018). Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Inventory of Attitudes toward Seeking Mental Health Services (C-IASMHS). Canadian Journal on Aging, 37, 234-244.

Konnert, C., Speirs, C., & Mori, C. (2017). Conflict between family caregivers and staff in nursing homes: Feasibility of the daily diary method. Clinical Gerontologist, 40, 352-361. doi:10.1080/07317115.2017.1338323

Speirs, C., Huang, V., & Konnert, C. (2017). Cultural differences in young adults’ perceptions of the probability of future family life events. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 85, 248-264. doi:10.1177/0091415016689475

Watt, A. D., Konnert, C. A., & Speirs, C. E. C. (2017). The mediating roles of primary and secondary control in the relationship between body satisfaction and subjective well-being among middle-aged and older women. Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences & Social Sciences, 72, 603-612. 

Underwood, M., Gleeson, J., Konnert, C., Wong, K., & Valerio, B. (2016). Global host partner perspectives: Utilizing a conceptual model to strengthen collaboration with host partners for international nursing student placements. Public Health Nursing, 33, 351-359.

Woodhead, E., Emery, E., Pachana, N., Scott, T., Konnert, C., & Edelstein, B. (2015). 

Clinical and counseling psychology graduate students’ expectations for future work with older adults. Clinical Gerontologist, 38, 357-374.

Whitbourne, S. K., Whitbourne, S. B., & Konnert, C. (2015). Adult development & aging: Canadian edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: Toronto.

Tieu, Y., & Konnert, C. (2015). Measuring acculturation and enculturation among Chinese Canadian older adults. Canadian Journal on Aging, 34, 36-46.

Konnert, C., & Wong, M. (2014). Age differences in PTSD among Canadian veterans: Age and health as predictors of PTSD severity. International Psychogeriatrics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1017/S1041610214001884
Irwin, K., Konnert, C., Wong, M., & O’Neill, T. (2014). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and pain in Canadian military veterans: the mediating roles of anxiety, depression, and alcohol use. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 175-181. doi:10.1002/jts.21897
Tieu, Y., & Konnert, C. (2014). Mental health help-seeking attitudes, utilization, and intentions among older Chinese Canadians. Aging and Mental Health, 18, 140-147. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.814104
Woodhead, E., Emery, E., Pachana, N., Konnert, C., Scott, T., & Edelstein, B. (2013). Geropsychology content in graduate training: Student competencies and career decision-making. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44, 355-362. doi:10.1037/a0034632
Petrovic_Poljak, A., & Konnert, C. (2013). Sense of community in long-term care: The views of family caregivers. International Psychogeriatrics, 25, 390-402.
Tieu, Y., Konnert, C. & Wang, J.L. (2010). Depression literacy among older Chinese immigrants in Canada: A comparison with a population-based survey.  International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 1318-1326.
Pachana, N. A., Emery, E. E., Konnert, C., Woodhead, E., & Edelstein, B. (2010). Geropsychology training in clinical training programs: A comparison of Australian, Canadian, and U.S.A. data. International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 909-918.
Pachana, N. A., Helmes, E., Byrne, G. J. A., Edelstein, B. A., Konnert, C. A., & Pot, A. M.(2010). Screening for mental disorders in residential aged care facilities.  International Psychogeriatrics, 22, 1107-1120.
Konnert, C., Dobson, K. S., & Watt, A. (2009). Geropsychology Training in Canada: A survey of doctoral and internship programs. Canadian Psychology, 50, 255-260.
Konnert, C., Dobson, K. S., & Stelmach, L. (2009). The prevention of depression in nursing home residents: A randomized clinical trial of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Aging and Mental Health, 13(2), 288-299.



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