Subjective well-being of older persons at elderly day-care center

W. A. Wan-Ibrahim, Majidah Abd Majid, Zainab Ismail

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Abstract

In Malaysia, because family members are the main care providers to the elderly parents, the well-being of the older persons is very much depends on their family members. In recent years, family members have become increasingly difficult to continue such function as before. The provision of care within family becomes more difficult in urban areas as family size decreases and women, who are traditionally the main care providers, increasingly engaged in employment outside the home. This study was conducted to analyze the level of subjective well-being of older persons attending the Elderly Day-Care Centre, in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Utilizing data collected through face-to-face interviews on 35 respondents aged 60 and above whom regularly come to the center; this study shows that nearly all of older persons in the survey have a moderate level of subjective well-being. Assessing subjective well-being across different profiles reveals that the level of subjective well-being of respondents in various categories was not much difference.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1461-1464
Number of pages4
JournalMiddle - East Journal of Scientific Research
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Elderly
  • Older person
  • Population aging
  • Senior citizens
  • Well-being

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Subjective well-being of older persons at elderly day-care center. / Wan-Ibrahim, W. A.; Majid, Majidah Abd; Ismail, Zainab.

In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 20, No. 11, 2014, p. 1461-1464.

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Wan-Ibrahim, W. A. ; Majid, Majidah Abd ; Ismail, Zainab. / Subjective well-being of older persons at elderly day-care center. In: Middle - East Journal of Scientific Research. 2014 ; Vol. 20, No. 11. pp. 1461-1464.
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