Assessment of Attitude towards Ageing and Well-being of Community Dwelling Older Persons

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R. Maheswari, K. Maheswari


Old age is a critical period which requires special attention in adapting to the changes of life (Mao et al, 2019).Griffin (2016) has revealed the attitude to ageing can have a direct effect on health. Negative attitudes to ageing will affect both physical and cognitive health in later years.Well-being, physical and mental health are closely related, and this relation may become more vital at older ages as it may contribute to ageing well. The state of well-being is a multifaceted phenomenon that refers to an individual’s subjective feelings and exploring perspectives of older adults on ageing well is developing to be an important area of research (Willen et al, 2018).The researcher has planned to assessment of attitude towards ageing and well-being of community dwelling older persons residing in rural and urban areas of Perambalur district. Descriptive research design was used and 100 respondents were selected using simple random sampling method for this study. Standardized tools on attitude towards ageing and psychological well-being were used for the study. The major findings of the study revealed that 35 per cent of the respondents have high attitude towards ageing and 48 per cent of the respondents had moderate attitude towards ageing, and more than half of the respondents (51%) had high autonomy, moderate level of environmental mastery, purpose in life and positive relation and nearly majority of the respondents (59%) had moderate level of psychological well-being. 

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