Later life civic engagement of elderly in Ahwaz -Iran

Asadollahi, Abdolrahim and Fani-Saberi, Laleh and RezaieAbhari, Farideh and Shirinkam, Fatemeh (2014) Later life civic engagement of elderly in Ahwaz -Iran. Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 33-43.

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Abstract

Background and Purpose: The problematic reduction of civic engagement in local communities of Khuzestan province in the southwest of Iran has became a serious issue for research in social planning and policy making. Efforts have been made to study the risk factors as the deterrents to engaging in the society. Methods: this study aims to investigate the factors influencing civic engagement among elderly citizens, focusing on the role of the background variables and individual characteristics as the reducing or active factor. The community of study is 201 elderly citizens from the selected urban areas of Ahwaz city selected through cluster sampling method. The independent variables are gender, socioeconomic status, membership in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the duration of living in the city, the sense of satisfaction of urban services, traditionalism, and fatalism. Results: It was observed that some independent variables have no significant relationship with civic engagement of the elderly, though elders have fewer participating interactions in this study. Conclusion: Some proposals within the research itself were recognized as potential improvement and reinforcement energies to participation-based planning in the population, especially among women and the elderly. The growth of social networks and societal links, along with social trust revival seemed helpful.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Enabling factors, Social participation, Elderly, Cross-sectional studies, Disability evaluation, Interpersonal relations, Social behavior, Socioeconomic factors, Public health, Iran
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email eprints@mazums.ac.ir
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 19:06
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2018 19:06
URI: http://eprints.mazums.ac.ir/id/eprint/642

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