Journal article

Perceptions of Successful Ageing Among Iranian Elders: Insights From a Qualitative Study.

Nasibeh Zanjari, Maryam Sharifian Sani, Meimanat Hosseini Chavoshi, Hassan Rafiey, Farahnaz Mohammadi Shahboulaghi

The International Journal of Aging and Human Development | Published : 2016


The aim of this article is to explore the perceptions of successful ageing among Iranian elderly. The data were collected in Tehran city on 60 older adults using a semistructured interview. The collected data were analyzed using directed content analysis. The findings revealed various dimensions of successful ageing among Iranian older adults. Social well-being is the most prevalent dimension of successful ageing, followed by psychological well-being, physical health, spirituality and transcendence, financial security, and an elder-friendly environmental and social context. Also, the findings from this study provide a new understanding of successful ageing in the context of Iran and contribu..

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