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Satysfakcja z życia a perspektywa przyszłościowa w starości
Life satisfaction and the perspective of the future in senility

Author(s): Celina Timoszyk-Tomczak, Beata Bugajska
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Szczecińskiego
Keywords: life satisfaction; future time perspective; elderly

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the results of research, which aims at the analysis of life satisfaction in persons 65 years old and older in the context of the range and content of future time perspective and the attitude towards the future. The analyses include sex and age factor. 351 individuals participated in the research, among whom 119 persons were male. The results showed that there is no indirect bond between life satisfaction and age in the late adulthood period. However, the correlation analyses revealed a significant covariation between the sense of life satisfaction, the long future perspectives filled with realization strategies and the focus on current matters.Seniors’ contentment with life is connected with the goals set by them, for example these oriented towards recreation. Life satisfaction covaries positively with the realistic and idealistic attitudes towards the future, and negatively with the potential attitudes.

  • Issue Year: 4/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 83-95
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish