Wellbeing in individuals sixed years and over: An Application
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CitationEkinci, N., Ata, Z. (2020). Wellbeing in individuals sixed years and over: An Application. D. Küçükaltan, A. Karagöz, A. Kaptanoğlu (Eds.), Beykent University Archives of Health Science and Research içinde (274-283. ss.). İstanbul: Beykent Üniversitesi.
The main purpose of the research is to investigate the subjective well-being of people aged sixty and over who go to a healthy aging center in Izmir. For this purpose, it has been demonstrated whether the subjective wellbeing of the people who went to this center in İzmir differ according to various demographic variables. Briefly, in this study, the subjective well-being of 322 individuals was evaluated. The data of the study were collected by face to face survey method in November 2019 - January 2020. Oxford Happiness Scale (short form) developed by Hills and Argyle (2002) was used to collect the data. The questions in the scale were conveyed to the participants in a 5-point Likert structure. The Turkish version of the scale was obtained from Akman's (2018, p. 41) study. Descriptive statistics and various tests used in nonparametric data were used to analyze the data. Cronbach’s Alpha value of the scale used in this study was determined as 0.78. As a result of the research, it was determined that the well-being of the participants did not differ statistically according to demographic characteristics.. In addition, it has been concluded that the individuals participating in the research are satisfied with them, they feel mentally fit and can find time for what they want to do.