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Compare Self-Esteem and Social Support among Ageing
Anahita Khodaabakhshi-Koolaee , Zakieh Nasiri
, anna_khodabakhshi@yahoo.com
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Background : The aim of this study was to compare the self-esteem and social support of the elderly residing in boarding centers and living in their homes.
Materials and Methods : In this causal-comparative study, 120 elderly individuals residing in boarding facilities and living he their homes in the city of Shiraz were selected through available sampling and responded to demographic, social support, and self-esteem questionnaires.
Results : The findings show that there was a significant difference between self-esteem and social support in both groups of the elderly residing in their homes and those living in boarding centers.
Conclusion : The elderly living at home have greater self-esteem and social support than the elderly residing in boarding facilities.
Keywords: Ageing, Residence home, Non-residence Home, Social support, Self-esteem
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Type of Study: Short Communication | Subject: Psychiatry
* Corresponding Author Address: Department of Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran
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Khodaabakhshi-Koolaee A, Nasiri Z. Compare Self-Esteem and Social Support among Ageing . ZJRMS. 2012; 14 (9) :101-103
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