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Type of publication: Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Gustainienė, Loreta;Burauskaitė, Miglė
Title: The Role of psychosocial factors in self-rated successful ageing: a sample of Lithuanian elderly people
Is part of: ECPP 2018: 9th European conference on positive psychology, June 27–30, 2018, Budapest, Hungary: book of abstracts. Budapest : Akadémiai Kiadó, 2018
Extent: p. 654-654
Date: 2018
Keywords: Successful ageing;Older age;Multidimensional approach
ISBN: 9789630599153
Abstract: Background: Successful ageing has been one of the most popular concepts in the gerontological literature over the last few years. At present, there is no universally accepted definition of what the term “successful ageing“ means, and which factors are associated with it. Aim: The purpose of this study was to assess the role of psychological and social factors in self-rated successful ageing in older adults in Lithuania. Method: The subjects of the study were 396 older adults. The mean age of the respondents was 67,1 ± 5,8 (age range 60-84). Methods: Data were collected using Self-Rated Successful Aging Scale [1]; Rapid Assessment of Physical Activity [2]; Activity and Psychological Well-Being in Older People Scale [3]; A Short Scale for Measuring Social Support in the Elderly [4]; Geriatric Spiritual Well-Being Scale [5]; The Satisfaction With Life Scale [6]; Subjective Age Identity Scale [7]. Results: The results of the study showed that older adults characterized as more subjective successful agers had a significantly higher level of social and physical activity, social support, life satisfaction, happiness, spirituality, satisfaction with the living standards, younger subjective age identity, better self-rated health. The better self-rated health, younger subjective age identity, higher level of life satisfaction, intellectual social activity and learning, better subjective eating habits, higher number of grandchildren and having a job were the best independent predictive factors of self-rated successful ageing. Conclusions: The study confirms research findings on multidimensional approach of successful ageing. Nevertheless, further studies are needed to highlight the causes of successful ageing
Affiliation(s): Socialinių mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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