Women?s successful aging


Ozsungur F.

HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL, 2019 (SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

The authors investigated women?s successful aging in the context of well-being and satisfaction with life. This study was conducted with 129 women in Women?s Rest Homes in the province of Adana, Turkey. It was found that satisfaction with life (SL) was significantly associated with successful aging (SAS) (? = .350; p = .005; t?=?2.833), and SAS (? = .358; p = .008; t?=?2.632) and SL (? = .669; p???0.001; t?=?4.774) were significantly associated with women?s well-being (WBI). Women in the 60?66 age range had significantly higher SAS (md?=?1.30314; p = .004) and struggle against difficulties (SAD) (md?=?1.35624; p = .005) than those in the 81?87 age range, and women with bachelor?s degrees had significantly higher SAD (md = .73590; p = .001) than women with primary school education. Women who had high monthly incomes (md?=?1.75741; p = .000) were more satisfied with life than women with moderate incomes (md = .87905; p = .000), who were in turn more satisfied with life than women with low incomes (md = ?.87905; p = .000). Women with high monthly incomes (md?=?1.34606; p = .005) had higher well-being than women with moderate incomes (md = .70101; p = .005), who in turn had higher well-being than women with low incomes (md = ?.70101; p = .005). The validity and reliability of the SAS [?(2)(27) = 67.088, p < .01; ?(2)/df?=?2.033; SRMR: .090; RMSEA: .080; NNFI: .905; IFI: .932; CFI: .930; GFI: .911; AGFI: .851] were verified in this study. It was determined that satisfaction with life and well-being were crucial determinants of women?s successful aging.