Exploring Factors Affecting Life Dissatisfaction in the Elderly
The increasing aging citizens of the world’s population in each nation has been paid attention from the media and policy-making officials. The purpose of this study is to find the factors affecting depression of elderly among demographic characteristics of aged people, categorized dissatisfactions and sources of income, based on a national survey data of the actual living conditions of the elderly and their welfare needs. This study found that many factors have
significant impacts on the depression of the elderly, such as socio-demographic characteristics, economic, and social level, physical characteristics, and dissatisfied relationships with children or their relatives. Path analysis was utilized to identify the links and pathways between these factors and examine their impact on quality of life for people with depression.
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