Loneliness and life satisfaction in older adults – users of social services Cover Image

Самота и удовлетвореност от живота при потребители на социални услуги в напреднала и старческа възраст
Loneliness and life satisfaction in older adults – users of social services

Author(s): Ginka Mehandzhiyska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Individual Psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Family and social welfare, Gerontology, Welfare services
Published by: Софийски университет »Св. Климент Охридски«
Keywords: loneliness; life satisfaction; older adults; users of social services

Summary/Abstract: The research summarizes estimation of the experience rate of loneliness and life satisfaction in a sample of individual cases of older adults – users of social services. The empirical analysis shows significant negative correlation between loneliness and satisfaction variables. It can be concluded that interventions for supporting the quality of personal contacts and profound intimacy are much more essential in the gerontological social work from those interventions that focus on expanding, diversifying and growth of relationships in a quantitative aspect. The utilized research tools can be applied in practical social work for differential assessment of the rate of life satisfaction and social functioning. This way in the individual assessment it is possible to be distinguished areas of stability and satisfaction from those with unsatisfied needs, deficiency and dysfunctioning.

  • Issue Year: III/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 29-47
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Bulgarian