Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (ICAAIP 2017)

The Differences in Life Satisfaction between the Elderly Who Live in Senior Home Care and Living with the Family

Authors
Rezki Suleha, Istiana Tajuddin, Andi Juwita Amal
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Rezki Suleha
Available Online August 2017.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaaip-17.2018.62How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Life Satisfaction, Family
Abstract

This research is a descriptive qualitative research that aims to find out the difference of life satisfaction among elderly people living in nursing house and living with family. Respondent in this study were 10 elderly people 63 years-83 years, choosing with purposive sampling technique, based on the characteristics of researchers. The results showed that both elderly people living in nursing home and living with family can describe life satisfaction based on life expectancy component of elderly from Neugarten. There are also differences found in life satisfaction among elderly people living in nursing home and living with family. The difference lies in the components of zest vs. apathy, positive self-concept, and mood tune. The first differences in the zest vs apathy component shows that elderly people living in senior home care work on their own daily activities, while the elderly living with the family divides their daily activities with members of their families. Secondly, the positive component of self-concept is that elderly people living in senior home care have a big chance to get achievement because elderly living in senior home care have good communication with peers, while elderly living with family have little chance to get achievement because the elderly who live with the family lacks good relationships with the community and less involved in various activities that exist in the environment where he lived. Third, in the mood tune component, elderly people living in senior home care and elderly who live with the family feel negative emotions that is sadness. Elderly living in a senior home care feel sadness because of remembering the death or deceased spouse while the elderly who live with the family feel sad because remembering his son who chose to live independently.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Asian Association of Indigenous and Cultural Psychology (ICAAIP 2017)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-465-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icaaip-17.2018.62How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2018, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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