A Preliminary Study of Factors Influencing Well-Being of the Elderly in a Rural Area of Thailand

Abstract

This research was the survey research. The research aimed to study the personal factors, predisposing factor, contributing factors, and supporting factor that affect well-being of the elderly who lived in a rural area of Thailand. Independent variables included: Personal factors include 1) gender, 2) age, 3) career, 4) marital status, 5) level of education, 6) illness, 7) social and religious activities; Predisposing factors included: 1) attitude towards life; Contributing factors include: 1) relationship with the community, 2) physical health status, 3) ability to perform daily activities, and Supporting factors included: 1) family relationships. Samples were 400 elders who lived in the eastern region of Thailand while the collecting time. Instruments were questionnaires developed by researcher. The results of this study had shown that marital status, social and religious activities, attitude towards life, relationship with the community, ability to perform daily activities, physical health status, and family relationships were the factors that affected the elderly well-being at the .05 level of statistical significance.



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Kunwadee Rojpaisarnkit, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSS2015
Stream: Natural

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