Wellbeing among Elderly in Indonesia and China

Go, setiasih and Pudjibudojo, Jatie K. and Wijaya, Indra and Indramawan, Adi Satria and Mushtaq, Tayyiba and Xuejiao, Chen and Xiaoyu, Feng (2013) Wellbeing among Elderly in Indonesia and China. In: Proceedings Book of International Conference on Psychology in Health, Educational, Social, and Organization Settings (ICP-HESOS). Faculty of Psychology Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, pp. 710-713. ISBN 978-979-99555-7-9

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Abstract

Place and duration where the person lives influenced how he/she thinks and behaves. How the person thinks or evaluates about his/her life known as subjective wellbeing (Diener,2009). Problem of this research is how is the wellbeing of elderly (age 60 and over) who live in Surabaya-Indonesia and in Hangzhou-China. Is there any significant difference of wellbeing among elderly in Indonesia and China? In this research, Psychological Wellbeing (PWB) scale used for measuring wellbeing of elderly (Diener et al., 2009). Results indicated that mean of age of elderly in Indonesia=68,66 years; SD=6,497 (N=101). In China mean of age of elderly=70,75 years; SD=7,658 (N=92). Statistical analysis with independent samples t-test showed there is significant differencebetween wellbeing elderly in Indonesia and China. Wellbeing elderly in China (mean=41,110; SD=4.710) is higher than Indonesia (mean=23,95; SD=3,822). Context where individual lives makes a different life ssryle, also different way of thinking andfeeling about himself or his environmentFinally the way of life influenced elderly wellbeing.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Wellbeing, elderly, Indonesia, China
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Psychology > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2013 05:32
Last Modified: 21 Mar 2016 02:38
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/7015

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