The Examination of the Factors Affecting the Community Integration Among the Elderly

By Oya Hazer and Ayfer Aydıner Boylu.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Community integration is the opportunity to live in the community and be valued for one’s uniqueness and abilities, like everyone else. For almost everyone especially elderly people, a sense of belonging and community integration are important for a full life. This study was planned to assess the factors that affect the community integration of the 65 age and over elderly. The sample of the study composed of 348 elderly that has been registered in Kurtuluş Health center in Ankara. Data collected for the study were analyzed through using a socio demographic information form, Community Integration Scale, Katz’s Activities of Daily Living Index and Lawton and Brody’s Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Index, Yesavage Geriatric Depression Scale, Life Satisfaction Index, Quality of Life Index. Elderly individuals were 56.0% female and 56.6% of the elderly individuals had elementary school education and less. In this study, there was positive correlation among the quality of life, activities of daily living levels, life satisfaction of elderly individuals and their community integration level and negative correlation between the depression levels and community integration level.

Keywords: Elderly, Community Integration, Social Integration

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 12, pp.149-160. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 661.174KB).

Assoc. Prof. Oya Hazer

Academic, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Beytepe, Turkey

Dr. Oya Hazer is an Associate Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences at Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences. She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of ergonomics and aging. Dr. Hazer’s research interests include ergonomics in the home, aging and family. She has published in a variety of journals and congress.

Dr. Ayfer Aydıner Boylu

Academic, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Beytepe, Turkey

Dr. Ayfer Aydıner Boylu continue her academic activities at Hacettepe University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences. Dr. Aydıner Boylu’s research interests include Economical Activities of Families, Family Quality of Life. She has published in a variety of social science journals, including The International Journal of the Humanities, Aile ve Toplum Dergisi, Hacettepe Üniversitesi Sosyolojik Araştırmalar e-dergi, Hacettepe Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi. Some of her works title are; Poverty and Family, Principles of Saving and İnvestment, Economical Activities in Families, Utilization of the Consumer Loans by the Families, Social, Demographic and Economics Status of the Families Living in Kaleiçi, the Effect of the Communication Environment on Socialization as a Consumer, The Seismic Strusture of Turkey and the Socio-economic Effects of Earthquake on Families, Investigating the Effect of Working Wives on Family Expenditure, An Analyses of Some Subjective Indicators which Affect the Life Qualities of the Families, The Examination of the Factors Affecting the Feeling of Loneliness of the Elderly, The Examination of the Factors Affecting the Perceived Social Support of the Elderly,Visually Disabled Consumers: The Problems Encountered During Purchasing Process and Solution Proposals. Her interests are; archeology, mythology, travelling.

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