Morbidities, Self-reported Health, Purpose, and Satisfaction with Life in Older Adults




aged, aging, chronic illness, quality of life


This study aims to estimate the prevalence of overall satisfaction with life regarding sense of purpose in life, morbidities, and self-reported health, and to identify their direct and indirect associations among the domains in community-dwelling older adults. The research has a cross-sectional design, and we evaluated 419 older adults. Morbidities were assessed using a dichotomous question; self-reported health and satisfaction with life were assessed using a 5-point Likert scale; and sense of purpose was assessed using the Ryff and Keyes 10-item scale. An analysis of structural equations was conducted using Path Analysis. The relationship between morbidities and overall satisfaction with life was mediated by self-reported health; purpose in life mediated the relationship between self-reported health and overall satisfaction with life. Beyond managing chronic illnesses, subjective assessments of health and well-being are key to successful aging.


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Developmental Psychology

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Alonso, V., Neri, A. L., Yassuda, M. S., Batistoni, S. S. T., Borim, F. A. S., & Cachioni, M. (2024). Morbidities, Self-reported Health, Purpose, and Satisfaction with Life in Older Adults. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto), 33, e3310.