DIFFICULTIES THAT ELDERLY PEOPLE ENCOUNTER AND THEIR LIFE SATISFACTION
The number of elderly people in Turkey is increasing. The purpose of this study was to examine the life satisfaction levels of elderly people who live in the Ankara, Kocatepe region. Most of the participants had migration experience, and an occupation, and lived in their own houses. Approximately one third of the participants had serious health problems and encountered difficulties in sustaining their daily life. Life satisfaction of the elderly who have an occupation and their own house was found to be high, but those who had health problems encountered difficulties in activities such as paying bills, performing small repairs, shopping, reading, and organizing transport. Moreover, the life satisfaction of people whose income levels were low was found to be significantly lower than for those with higher income levels.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2008
More about this publication?
- The Journal's core purpose is scientific communication in the disciplines of Social Psychology, Developmental and Personality Psychology
- Editorial Board
- Information for Authors
- Submit a Paper
- Subscribe to this Title
- Terms & Conditions
- Contact the Publisher
- Manuscript Guidelines
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites