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Abstract

Relationship of Self-efficacy with Life Expectancy and Death Anxiety in Elders over 60 years old of Resident in Nursing Homes of Rasht City

Purpose: This study aims to investigate relationship of self-efficacy with life expectancy and death anxiety in elders over 60 years old who resident in nursing homes of Rasht City.
Method: The research method is correlational and the statistical population comprises 486 male and female elders resident in nursing home of Rasht City in 2015. 225 individuals were selected by stratified random method and responded to questionnaires of General Self-efficacy, Death Anxiety and Life Expectancy. The obtained results were analyzed in SPSS by Pearson analysis method and bivariate regression.
Result: The research results indicate that, with 99% confidence and error level lower than 0.01, there is relationship between self-efficacy with life expectancy and death anxiety in elders. Also with 99% confidence and error level lower than 0.01, there is relationship between self-efficacy and death anxiety in elders. The value of this equation, -0.182 was reverse and negative. However, with 99% confidence and error level lower than 0.01, there is relationship between self-efficacy and life expectancy in elders. The value of this equation, 0.132, was direct and positive. The predicator variables of functional thinking with regression correlation of 0.148 and strategic thinking with regression correlation of 0.348 have been influenced by criterion variable of self-efficacy.


Author(s):

Sepideh Shokri, Bahman Akbari



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