Effects of Demographic Characteristics on Self-Perception Towards Ageing Among the Older Adults

Abstract

The influence of demographic characteristics on self-perception towards ageing is well documented in the West. However, there exists little evidence on such studies in Kenya. The goal of this causal-comparative study was to determine the influence of selected demographic characteristics on self-perception towards ageing of older adults. Data was collected from older persons (n=140, >65yrs) enrolled into Older Person’s Cash Transfer program that serves the non-pensionable and aged Kenyans. Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient, the ANOVA followed by post hoc Tukey HSD tests. The study instrument had a reliability of ά = .65. Findings revealed that the older adults experienced a neutral level self-perception towards ageing. The selected demographic characteristics of age, sex, marital status, self-perceived age, academic level, living arrangement, monthly income and other sources of income showed insignificant influence on self-perception towards ageing among the older adults. The findings further revealed that employment status and poor self-perceived health had a significant influence on self-perception towards ageing. These findings highlight the importance of wellness and having a form of employment as source of income in enhancing self-perception towards ageing.



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Ingaiza Kageha Emmy, Maseno University, Kenya
Omae Onderi Peter, Maseno University, Kenya
Disiye Margaret, Maseno University, Kenya

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Conference: AGen2022
Stream: Aging and Gerontology

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To cite this article:
Emmy I., Peter O., & Margaret D. (2022) Effects of Demographic Characteristics on Self-Perception Towards Ageing Among the Older Adults ISSN: 2432-4183 The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology 2022: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2432-4183.2022.3
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2432-4183.2022.3


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