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Investigating the structural relationship between basic psychological needs and subjective well-being with mental health in older adults
M Arabzadeh * , F Pirsaghi , J Kavosian , K Amani , Y Abdollah pour
University of Kharazmi, Tehran, Iran
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Introduction: Ageing of population and protection of mental health in old age are becoming a major societal concern. Older adults are more likely to experience events that effect their mental health and weaken it. Therefore, consideration of the factors related to mental health of this group is necessary. So the purpose of this study was to study structural and simultaneous relationship of basic psychological needs and subjective well-being with mental health between older adults.
Method: The research method was correlation. Among the elderly men and women over the age of 60 years in Tehran in 2016, 247 elderly including 95 women and 152 men were selected by available sampling method. Subjective well-being (α=0/78), Basic psychological needs (α=0/73) and Psychological health (α=0/66) scales were used to collect date. The obtained data were analyzed using Pearson Correlation Coefficient (correlation matrix) and path analysis model using SPSS23 and Liserl 8.5.
Results: the results showed a significant relationship between basic psychological needs: autonom (p<0.01،r=0.78), competence (p<0.01،r=0/69), relatedness (p<0.01،r=0/75) with psychological health.and too significant relationship between cognitive well-being (p<0.01، r=0/49), emotional Well-being (p<0.01، r=0/73) and social well-being (p<0.01،r=0/67) with psychological health.
Conclusion: Basic psychological needs and subjective well-being are important in improving the psychological health of older adults. Providing these needs will strengthen their subjective well-being and ultimately lead to better mental health.
 
Keywords: Aging, Mental Health, Subjective Well-being, Basic Psychological Needs
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Eldely mental and psychological issues
Received: 2017/10/11 | Accepted: 2017/12/5 | Published: 2017/12/17
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Arabzadeh M, Pirsaghi F, Kavosian J, Amani K, Abdollah pour Y. Investigating the structural relationship between basic psychological needs and subjective well-being with mental health in older adults. joge. 2017; 2 (2) :1-10
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