Volume 15, Number 2 (June 2017)                   IRJ 2017, 15(2): 135-140 | Back to browse issues page




DOI: 10.18869/nrip.irj.15.2.135

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Farokhnezhad Afshar P, Foroughan M, Vedadhi A A, Ghazi Tabatabaei M. Relationship Between Social Function and Social Well-Being in Older Adults. IRJ. 2017; 15 (2) :135-140
URL: http://irj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-701-en.html

1- PhD in Gerontology, Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- MD, Iranian Research Center on Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
4- Proffesor, Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (357 Views)
Objectives: Health refers to the condition of perfect physical, mental and social well-being. The appropriate social well-being is the opposite of loneliness and depression. Social well-being is a psychosocial concept that is affected by many factors. This study determined the relationship between social function and social well-being in older adults.
Methods: This was a descriptive-analytical study that was conducted on 550 older adults in Tehran. The participants were selected by multistage cluster sampling. Data was collected using Social Well-being Scale and Social Adaptation Self-evaluation Scale. Data were analyzed using Pearson coefficient and linear regression analysis in SPSS v. 22.
Results: The mean age of participants was 66.10±6.68 years. The female participants accounted for 41.1% of subjects. There were significant correlations between all aspects of social function (quality of activities and the quality of relationships) and social well-being dimensions (P<0.01). The quality of activities had significant positive effects on all aspects of social well-being (P<0.01), and the quality of relationships also had significant effects on different aspects of social well-being, except on social coherence (P=n.s).
Discussion: The findings showed that the social function affects social well-being. So individuals with higher social functioning also have higher social well-being and mental health.
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Type of Study: Original Research Articles | Subject: Aging Studies
Received: 2016/10/28 | Accepted: 2017/02/19 | Published: 2017/08/1

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