The Influence of Location on Quality of Life of Older Persons in Indonesia

I Komang Astina, Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad


Older person is increasing in most parts of the world. East Java province is one of the most populated provinces of older persons in Indonesia, and Kota Batu District occupied most of the older persons in the province. Due to the fact that older persons are growing, quality of life has become a popular topic of discussion among academicians in Indonesia in recent years. This study is aim at measuring the level of quality of life of older persons aged 60 years and older. Following the increasing of older person, the present study took place in Kota Batu District, East Java province. Using a simple random sampling technique, a total of 300 older persons aged 60 years and older was selected. Data were gathered through face-to-face interviews using a questionnaire form and analyzed descriptively. Result of the study show the majority of older persons in the study area has a moderate level of quality of life, and there was a significant difference exist in quality of life of old persons accross villages of the study.

Keywords: Older person; Population; Quality of life; Well-being; Happiness

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