Self-concept among the older people in Malaysia

Zainab Ismail, W. A. Wan Ibrahim

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Self-concept, which is sometimes referred to as self-esteem, is a difficult concept to measure. There are various items and domains can be used to measure the concept. This study sought to analyze self-concept among the elderly residents in old folk's home, Malaysia. Using a non-probability sampling technique, a total of 203 elderly residents in nine old folk's home nationwide were selected. Self-concept in this study refers to the score the elderly obtained as response from ten items asked to them on a five-point scale in which "1" stood for "strongly disagree" and "5" stood for "strongly agree". Data of this study demonstrates that the majority of the elderly have a moderate level of self-concept. It is very important for the authority in old folk's home to do something to improve self-concept of these elderly residents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalAdvances in Natural and Applied Sciences
Volume6
Issue number3 SPECL.ISSUE 2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

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Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Self-concept
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-identity
  • Senior citizens

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  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
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Self-concept among the older people in Malaysia. / Ismail, Zainab; Wan Ibrahim, W. A.

In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, Vol. 6, No. 3 SPECL.ISSUE 2, 01.2012, p. 392-395.

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Ismail, Z & Wan Ibrahim, WA 2012, 'Self-concept among the older people in Malaysia', Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, vol. 6, no. 3 SPECL.ISSUE 2, pp. 392-395.
Ismail, Zainab ; Wan Ibrahim, W. A. / Self-concept among the older people in Malaysia. In: Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 6, No. 3 SPECL.ISSUE 2. pp. 392-395.
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