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Features of home and neighbourhood and the liveability of older South Africans

Suzan van der Pas, Serela Ramklass, Brian O’Leary, Sharon Anderson, Norah Keating Orcid Logo, Bilkish Cassim

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

Swansea University Author: Norah Keating Orcid Logo

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

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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: 2015
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description 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.
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