Compare Self-Esteem and Social Support among Ageing

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Anahita Khodaabakhshi-Koolaee 1 , * , Zakieh Nasiri 1

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1 Department of Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 14 (9); e93236
Published Online: October 16, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: September 13, 2011
Accepted: November 06, 2011

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Abstract

Background : The aim of this study was to compare the self-esteem and social support of the elderly residing in boarding centers and living in their homes. 
Materials and Methods : In this causal-comparative study, 120 elderly individuals residing in boarding facilities and living he their homes in the city of Shiraz were selected through available sampling and responded to demographic, social support, and self-esteem questionnaires.
Results : The findings show that there was a significant difference between self-esteem and social support in both groups of the elderly residing in their homes and those living in boarding centers.
Conclusion : The elderly living at home have greater self-esteem and social support than the elderly residing in boarding facilities.

Keywords

Ageing Residence home Non-residence Home Social support Self-esteem

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