How to improve the elderly’s psychological well-being? Community-based intervention using six PWB modules

Pudjibudojo, Jatie Kusmiati Kusna and Tondok, Marselius Sampe and Trianawati, Nurul (2018) How to improve the elderly’s psychological well-being? Community-based intervention using six PWB modules. In: The 6th ASEAN Region Union of Psychological Societies (ARUPS) Congress, 20 -22 February 2018, Denpasar, Bali.

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Biopsychosocial changes have affected the psychological well-being (PWB) of the elderly. Therefore, various interventions were needed to increase the elderly’s PWB. This applied research aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a set of six modules in improving the elderly’s PWB. These modules based on the six dimensions of PWB according to Riff & Keyes (1995), namely: autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, positive relations with others, purpose in fife, and self-acceptance. This study used participatory action research desain that conducted in three elderly communities in Surabaya. Together with the elderly community, researchers conducted this research in two phases: the implementation of the intervention modules, and the evaluation of the intervention. Data were obtained through observation, interviews, and questionnaires. Quantitative and qualitative analyzes were used to analize the data. The results of this study indicated that before being implemented, the modules must be customized to the needs of each community. In general, the interventions perceived by the elderly could increase their PWB in each of the six dimensions of PWB. Before these intervention modules were implemented in other communities, they were necessary to be adjusted according to the characteristics of the target community.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: community psychology,elderly, intervention modules, psychological well-being (PWB)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Marcelius Sampe Tondok 207017 - 5160
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 02:15
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 02:42

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