Life satisfaction among older adults in taiwan: The effects of marital relations and intergenerational relation

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摘要

The purpose of this chapter was to discuss the relationship between family supports and the elderlyâ€s life satisfaction in Taiwan. This chapter begun with a portrait of growth of aging population in Taiwan and the concept of â€aging well†in Chinese society were outlined. Then, changes in family relations, social supports and their impact on life satisfaction in old age were discussed from a culture point of view with focus on kinship structure in traditional Chinese society. Finally, the relations between the elderlyâ€s marital relations, intergenerational relations and perceptions of filial piety and life satisfaction were examined. The elderly in Taiwan were satisfied with life, and marital satisfaction affected life satisfaction more than intergenerational relations do. The parent-child intergenerational relations and the quality of such relations affected life satisfaction, but there was a difference between older men and women. Also, the perception of traditional filial piety affected the life satisfaction of older men, and this was related to the quality of intergenerational relations. Overall, traditional beliefs, value systems and societal transformation have shaped the Taiwanese elderlyâ€s perceptions of what a good old age means. The chapter concludes with some discussion and suggestions for policy.

原文英語
主出版物標題Successful Aging
主出版物子標題Asian Perspectives
發行者Springer Netherlands
頁面179-198
頁數20
ISBN(電子)9789401793315
ISBN(列印)9789401793308
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 2015 一月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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