INFLUENCES OF INTERGENERATIONAL SUPPORT ON LIFE SATISFACTION OF THE ELDERLY: A TURKISH SAMPLE


ÖZTOP H., ŞENER A., GÜVEN S., DOĞAN N.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.37, no.7, pp.957-969, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2009.37.7.957
  • Journal Name: SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.957-969
  • Keywords: aging, elderly, life satisfaction, intergenerational support, help received from children, help provided for children, SOCIAL SUPPORT, OLDER PARENTS, FAMILY, HEALTH, NETWORKS, RECIPROCITY, STRESS, HELP

Abstract

Influences of intergenerational support on life satisfaction levels of older persons were investigated. Participants were 200 persons aged over 60. Hierarchical regression was used for data analysis. Variables relating to help received from children were entered into regression equations, then variables relating to help provided for children were added to the equation. Results indicated a negative relationship between older men's and women's life satisfaction and the amount of help they received from their children. In other words, the more help provided by the children, the larger the decrease in the older persons' life satisfaction levels.