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1- Shahid Rajaei Teacher Training University, Faculty of Architecture & Urban Design, Tehran, Iran.
2- Shahid Rajaei Teacher Training University, Faculty of Architecture & Urban Design, Tehran, Iran. , molfat88@gmail.com
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Aims: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between physical factors affecting the motivation for life among the older people in nursing homes. The research presents some solutions to run in nursing homes in order to boost the morale of residents to be used in the design of these spaces.
Methods & Materials: 150 self-made questionnaires were distributed in a non-random manner and following quota sampling among the older people, nurses and administrative staff in nursing homes of the private sector in Shemiranat, Tehran.  The collected data was analyzed using SPSS21. Moreover, exploratory factor analysis was used to detect and name the factors that increase motivation for life in the older people. Also, the correlation between the factors was examined using Pearson correlation coefficient. Methodology of the study is descriptive-analytic and data is collected through documentation and field survey.
Findings: The results suggest that the strongest relationship between the factors is related to that between personal peace and education as well as encouragement with a correlation coefficient of 0.48. The next strong correlation is between personal peace and environmental comfort with a correlation coefficient of 0.39. A correlation coefficient of 0.33 was also seen between personal peace and the sense of ownership.
Conclusion: Based on the findings, it can be stated that the issue of design has direct impact on increased motivation for life in the older people in a way that the physical environment cannot be separated from their psychological aspects.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: gerontology
Received: 2016/11/10 | Accepted: 2017/04/16

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