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Life Satisfaction and Aged Elderly:A Review


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Old age is beset with a host of problems relating to physical, psychological, economic and social zones of life. Health however remains a major issue to contend with in old age. For the individual, health determines his ability to perform those tasks which facilitate his participation in social and economic life. Life satisfaction among the elderly has become an important issue in geriatric care. The available literature shows that it is affected by various physical, emotional, social and mental conditions. The satisfaction of the elderly with life depends on subjective and objective variables. Therefore, the study aims to review variables such as income and social security, social environment (spouse, child, grandchild, relatives, neighbours, etc.) and the satisfaction with health status which affects the life satisfaction of*aged elderly.

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Life Satisfaction, Health, Income, Social Security, Social Environment, Elderly People.
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Authors

Shabnam Ansari
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Tejpreet Kaur Kang
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Home Science Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


Old age is beset with a host of problems relating to physical, psychological, economic and social zones of life. Health however remains a major issue to contend with in old age. For the individual, health determines his ability to perform those tasks which facilitate his participation in social and economic life. Life satisfaction among the elderly has become an important issue in geriatric care. The available literature shows that it is affected by various physical, emotional, social and mental conditions. The satisfaction of the elderly with life depends on subjective and objective variables. Therefore, the study aims to review variables such as income and social security, social environment (spouse, child, grandchild, relatives, neighbours, etc.) and the satisfaction with health status which affects the life satisfaction of*aged elderly.

Keywords


Life Satisfaction, Health, Income, Social Security, Social Environment, Elderly People.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2019%2Fv10i2%2F185296