A study on the relationship between perceptions of successful aging and life satisfaction of Turkish elderly people


Fertelli T. , Deliktas T.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.56, no.2, pp.386-392, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12446
  • Title of Journal : PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.386-392

Abstract

Purpose In the current study, the relationship between perceptions of successful aging and the life satisfaction of Turkish elderly people was investigated. Design and Methods This cross-sectional study was conducted with 561 elderly people at a public hospital. Findings The mean scores of the participating elderly people obtained from the Successful Aging Scale (54.34 +/- 11.55) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (3.46 +/- 1.01) were high, and there was a significant positive correlation (r = 0.305) between them. Practice Implications Activities to ensure successful aging in elderly people, such as training and awareness-raising, may increase their life satisfaction.