As ageism could have detrimental effects in the ageing society, it is important to know how people of different age groups perceive ageing and successive ageing. This study collected data from 648 respondents aged between 18 to 80 years old for an age-based analysis of the perceptions of ageing and successful ageing. Self- administered questionnaires were used. Correlation analysis was conducted to examine the relationship between perception of successful ageing and factors associated with psychological well-being. Our results revealed that generally, being healthy, happy and physically active are considered as important aspects of successful ageing. Younger people considered life satisfaction as an important aspect of developing positive perceptions of ageing, while physical ability and life satisfaction are important factors for middle-aged adults. For older people, quality of life, good economic and health status are essential to developing successful ageing. Regardless of age, health is perceived as the most fundamental part of life. The findings offer valuable insights for the formulation of strategies to address the social and economic challenges of an ageing society.

Bahasa Abstract

Oleh karena penuaan membawa efek merugikan kepada masyarakat yang menua, adalah hal yang penting bagi kita untuk mengetahui bagaimana orang-orang dari kelompok umur yang berbeda memandang penuaan dan penuaan yang berhasil. Studi ini mengumpul data dari 648 responden berusia antara 18 hingga 80 tahun untuk menganalisis persepsi penuaan dan penuaan yang berhasil berdasarkan analisis berbasis usia. Hasil temuan menunjukkan bahwa secara umum kesehatan, kebahagiaan, dan aktif secara fisik dianggap sebagai aspek-aspek penting dalam penuaan yang berhasil. Semua responden tanpa memandang usia menganggap kesehatan sebagai aspek yang paling mendasar dari kehidupan. Faktor psikososial dan kesehatan adalah aspek penting bagi keberhasilan penuaan. Oleh karena itu, sangat penting untuk memperhatikan penyediaan layanan kesehatan dan fasilitas umum yang lebih baik untuk orang dewasa yang lebih tua dan menemukan cara untuk mengurangi sikap negatif terhadap orang yang lebih tua demi membantu mereka hidup dengan sukses di usia tua.


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