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The influence of older adults' activities at a Silver Human Resource Center in Japan on their life satisfaction : Validation of the activity theory of aging

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  • NAKAHARA Jun
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science:Tokyo Woman's Christian University

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  • シルバー人材センターにおける活動が生活満足度に与える影響 : 活動理論(activity theory of aging)の検証
  • シルバー ジンザイ センター ニ オケル カツドウ ガ セイカツ マンゾクド ニ アタエル エイキョウ : カツドウ リロン(activity theory of aging)ノ ケンショウ

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Abstract

This study aims to verify the hypothesized intrapersonal process, grounded in the activity theory of aging, whereby the activities of elderly people at Japan's Silver Human Resource Centers have a positive impact on their life satisfaction by developing a positive role identity and self-esteem. For this purpose, a survey was conducted among 279 elderly people belonging to the Silver Human Resource Center of I City. Path analysis showed significant relationships between frequency of activities at the center and role identity as a worker at the center, role identity and self-esteem, and self-esteem and life satisfaction. The findings validate the activity theory of aging.

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