Volume 10, Issue 2 (7-2015)                   Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing 2015, 10(2): 172-179 | Back to browse issues page

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Keykhosravi Beygzadeh Z, Rezaei A, Khalouei Y. The Relationship Between Social Support and Life Satisfaction With Happiness Among Home-Dwelling Older Adults in Shiraz. Salmand: Iranian Journal of Ageing. 2015; 10 (2) :172-179
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-683-en.html
1- Department of Health Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran. , zkeykhosravi@yahoo.com
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Marvdasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran.
3- Department of Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children, Faculty of Psychology & Education, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives We aimed to investigate the relationship between social support and life satisfaction with happiness among home- dwelling older adults in Shiraz. 
Methods & Materials In this descriptive study, 379 old adults who were selected using purposive sampling were enrolled. They completed Philips Social support instrument, dinner life satisfaction, and Joseph & Lewis Happiness and Depression Scales. 
Results Results showed that there was positive significant relationship between social support and life satisfaction with happiness. Among the domains of social support, friends and family support predicted happiness positively. Moreover, life satisfaction predicted happiness positively.
Conclusion High social support and life satisfaction among the elderly can increase happiness among these people. Also, the amount of support which the elderly receive from the family and friends, as well as the rate of their satisfaction is the predictors of the rate of happiness.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2015/02/10 | Accepted: 2015/05/20 | Published: 2015/07/01

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