Personality and social factors as predictors of quality of life in senior citizens (Paperback)

Personality and social factors as predictors of quality of life in senior citizens By Yajvinder H. B. Cover Image

Personality and social factors as predictors of quality of life in senior citizens (Paperback)


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INTRODUCTION Everyone wants to have a good quality of life. Good quality of life is also taken by many as a sign of successful development. There is less agreement however, about what promotes good quality of life. Quality of life is the general well-being of societies and individuals, and it includes positive and negative aspects (Barcaccia, 2013). World Health Organization (2012) defined Quality of Life as an individual's perception of his position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which he lives and in relation to his goals, expectations, standards and concerns. It is a broad ranging concept affected in a complex way by the person's physical health, psychological state, personal beliefs, social relationships and his environment. Quality of life is a popular term that conveys an overall sense of wellbeing, including aspects of happiness and satisfaction with life as a whole. It is broad and subjective rather than specific and objective. What makes it so challenging to measure is that, although the term "quality of life" has meaning for nearly everyone and every academic discipline, what it actually means is somewhat different for each individual and group (Tripathi, 2012). Quality of life is a general term, it is known to everyone, but for every person, quality of life has its own meaning for two reasons. First, quality of life has many aspects such as: is it talking about money and income, about the quality of an intimate relationship and family life, about satisfaction with work or about bodily or mental health? Second, differentiating how a particular patient is affected by a work disease. The term quality of life (QOL) of elderly is complex and comprehensive. It is mainly influenced by subjective and objective factors. It involves not only the physical and psychological wellness of the elderly but also the demographic, socioeconomic, cultural, spiritual, environmental and political aspects. The assessment of quality of life (QOL) of the elderly is not material oriented; it involves perception of elderly about their life. So the words 'life satisfaction', 'wellness, ' 'wellbeing', 'good life' and 'happiness' are used simultaneously in the,

Product Details ISBN: 9785745772672
ISBN-10: 5745772670
Publisher: Ahmed Faraz Hussain
Publication Date: August 24th, 2022
Pages: 242
Language: English