FACTORS AFFECTING LIFE SATISFACTION IN OLD AGE


GÜVEN S. , ŞENER A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI, cilt.14, ss.179-186, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF GERIATRICS-TURK GERIATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.179-186

Özet

As the elderly population is expected to increase gradually, enhancing their physical and mental health has become one of the most crucial goals today. Through such enhancement, they can contribute to society rather than creating difficulties for their families and society. Accordingly, studies on this issue are given importance. In these studies, life satisfaction, as an important determinant of life quality, is concentrated upon, since elderly people are considered to be a risk group in terms of mental health, which is affected by life satisfaction. The concept of "life satisfaction" means wellness with reference to dimensions like happiness, peace, self confidence etc. In other words, "life satisfaction" is the result obtained by the comparison of expectations, with whatever is at hand. Thus, an individual's level of life satisfaction comes onto the stage as it influences the condition of being mentally healthy and the process of maintaining relationships with the society.