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The Relationship between Place Attachment and Social Well-Being in Older Adults

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Pouya Farokhnezhad Afshar 1 , Mahshid Foroughan 1 , * , AbouAli Vedadhir 2 , Mahmoud Ghazi Tabatabaei 2

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1 Iranian Research Center On Aging, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 18 (Suppl); e58668
Published Online: July 31, 2017
Article Type: Abstract
Received: July 29, 2017
Accepted: November 27, 2016
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Health Social Determinants of Health Older Adults

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Background: Health has been defined as a state of complete physical, psychological, and social well-being and place attachment has an effect on self-rated health of older adults. Neighborhood is a part of the social life of each person and his or her feeling to the neighborhood is important in well-being. There are few studies on the relationship between place attachment and social well-being.

Methods: This study was a descriptive and analytical study conducted on 550 older adults in a Tehran city. The Social Well-being Scale and the Place Attachment Scale were used to collect data. Data analysis was performed using Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis by IBM SPSS statistics V.22 software.

Results: Findings showed that place attachment, explained (β =.78, P<.001) of the variance in social well-being. The finding of this study revealed that the place attachment has a strong effect on social well-being of older adults.

Conclusions: Any change in the place of attachment leads to changes in the social well-being and finally on health in the older adults. So, the improvement of the living place has a major role on health and well-being.

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