Journal of Natural Science, Biology and Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 2--6

The impact of coresidence with the children on the relationship between perceived closeness and psychological well-being of the elderly


Annies Sekar Firdausi, Lathifah Hanum 
 Department of Clinical Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Lathifah Hanum
A Building, 1st Floor, Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Indonesia, Depok 16242, Jawa Barat
Indonesia

Introduction: The influence of coresidence with children is reported to be both beneficial and detrimental on the psychological well-being of the elderly. We investigated whether perceived closeness with their children could be correlated with psychological well-being among the elderly. Subjects and Methods: A correlational analysis was performed involving two variables. Relationship Closeness Inventory (RCI) was used to measure perceived closeness of the elderly with their children. Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-Being (RSPWB) was used to measure psychological well-being in elderly participants. RCI and RSPWB were collated from 102 elderly participants (60–89 years old) who lived with their children. Results: We observed that the relationship between perceived closeness and psychological well-being of the elderly had a negative correlation. Despite that fact, we also observed that the type of living arrangement variably influenced the perceived closeness and psychological well-being. Specifically, the elderly who lived in a household with grandchildren's had a higher psychological well-being. Conclusion: This study did not observe any positive correlation between perceived closeness and psychological well-being of the elderly. Hence, close relationship with their children alone is unlikely to influence psychological well-being among the elderly.


How to cite this article:
Firdausi AS, Hanum L. The impact of coresidence with the children on the relationship between perceived closeness and psychological well-being of the elderly.J Nat Sc Biol Med 2019;10:2-6


How to cite this URL:
Firdausi AS, Hanum L. The impact of coresidence with the children on the relationship between perceived closeness and psychological well-being of the elderly. J Nat Sc Biol Med [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];10:2-6
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