Effect of Psychological and Social Factors on Active Aging among Middle Adulthood in Bangkok

Abstract

The purposes of this research were 1) to examine the level of Active Aging among middle adulthood in Bangkok 2) to examine the relationship between psychological and social factors (attitude towards Active Aging, internal locus of control, the knowledge about Active Aging, social support, and getting information through online Social media) on Active Aging among middle adulthood in Bangkok 3) to examine the effect of psychological and social factors that could predict Active Aging among middle adulthood in Bangkok. This research was conducted on 460 middle adulthood aged between 45 to 55 years in Bangkok, Thailand. Research instruments included a demographic data, the Active Aging questionnaire, attitude towards Active Aging questionnaire, internal locus of control questionnaire, the knowledge about Active Aging questionnaire, social support questionnaire and getting information through online Social media by using Internet questionnaire. The results found that 1) Health, participation and security rate of the overall Active Aging were at high level 2) Psychological and social factors were positively correlated with Active Aging 3) Psychological and social factors could predict Active Aging among middle adulthood in Bangkok.



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Awassadha Jongudomsuk, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand
Chanya Leesattrupai, Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand

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Conference: ACP2017
Stream: General Psychology

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