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Title: [Wellbeing of Chilean older adults is associated with group participation].
Other Titles: Factores sociodemográficos y de participación social relacionados con el bienestar psicológico en adultos mayores en la región de Magallanes, Chile.
Authors: Palma-Candia, Oskarina
Hueso-Montoro, César
Ortega-Valdivieso, Azucena
Montoya-Juárez, Rafael
Cruz-Quintana, Francisco
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Cross-Sectional Studies
Mental Health
Middle Aged
Personal Satisfaction
Psychological Tests
Quality of Life
Self Concept
Sex Factors
Social Participation
Social Perception
Socioeconomic Factors
Statistics, Nonparametric
Issue Date: 2016
Abstract: Subjective aspects such as personal growth and the development of their potential are relevant for the perception of wellbeing of older adults. These dimensions appear to be connected with meaningful group participation. To assess the perception of psychological wellbeing of older adults in a Chilean region and determine its association with socio-demographic variables and participation in organizations. Ryff's scale of psychological wellbeing perception was applied to 101 adults (43 men) from Magallanes, aged 60 and 88 years. Sociodemographic data was also collected. Mean wellbeing scores reported were 193.7 ± 20 (maximum score: 234). Those older adults who participated in organizations had higher scores than those who did not take part in them. Participation in organizations appeared to be specifically associated to positive relationships (p = 0.03) and personal growth (p The perception of wellbeing of older adults is influenced by their participation in organizations. Leadership is associated with the highest levels of wellbeing.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872016001000008
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