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Features of home and neighbourhood and the liveability of older South Africans / Norah, Keating

European Journal of Ageing, Volume: 12, Issue: 3, Pages: 215 - 227

Swansea University Author: Norah, Keating

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DOI (Published version): 10.1007/s10433-015-0343-2

Abstract

While older people live in developing countries, little is known about the relative importance of features of their communities in influencing their liveability. We examinecomponents of home and neighbourhood among older South Africans. Linear regression analyses revealed that features of home (basi...

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Published in: European Journal of Ageing
Published: 2015
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa29613
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Abstract: While older people live in developing countries, little is known about the relative importance of features of their communities in influencing their liveability. We examinecomponents of home and neighbourhood among older South Africans. Linear regression analyses revealed that features of home (basic amenities, household composition, financial status and safety) and neighbourhood (ability to shop for groceries, participate in organizations and feel safe from crime) are significantly associated with life satisfaction. Approaches to liveability that are person-centred and also set within contexts beyond home and neighbourhood are needed to addressboundaries between home and neighbourhood; incorporate personal resources into liveability models and import broader environmental contexts such as health and social policy.
Keywords: Home Liveability Life satisfaction Neighbourhood Older adults South Africa
College: College of Human and Health Sciences
Issue: 3
Start Page: 215
End Page: 227