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The Relationship Between Age, Social Activity, Meaningful Activity and Life Satisfaction / הקשר בין גיל, פעילות חברתית, פעילות משמעותית ושביעות רצון מהחיים

נעמי באום, שלמה קרביץ, שלמה כץ, Naomy Baum, Shlomo Kravetz and Shlomo Katz
Social Security (Hebrew edition) / ביטחון סוציאלי
חוברת‎ 22 (חשון תשמ"ב, נובמבר 1981), pp. 71-76
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23268615
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The Relationship Between Age, Social Activity, Meaningful Activity and Life Satisfaction / הקשר בין גיל, פעילות חברתית, פעילות משמעותית ושביעות רצון מהחיים
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Abstract

This study examines the connection between satisfaction with life, social activity and other activity of a significant nature. The examination of this connection aims at validating suppositions derived from two theories concerning the impact of age on adaptation. One group of suppositions was based on the theory that assumes that the aged suffer from problems of adaptation due to a reduction in their social activity (Social Activity Theory). The second group was based on the claim that the aged are capable of cutting themselves off from active participation in society (Disengagement Theory). The findings of the present research did not support unequivocally any one of these two groups of suppositions. This may be explained by the claim that social activity is only one of many motivational variables influencing the connection between age and satisfaction with life. Accordingly, individual differences in motivation should be taken into account when describing satisfaction with life at an advanced age.

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