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Gerokomos

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ALBEROLA, Salvador; OLIVER, Amparo  and  TOMAS, José Manuel. Validation of an intercultural successful aging model in Spanish population. Gerokomos [online]. 2017, vol.28, n.2, pp.63-67. ISSN 1134-928X.

To provide empirical evidence of the Iwamasa and Iwasaki’s successful aging model in a Spanish sample. The model includes as indicators of good aging life satisfaction and well-being. The results of model validation based on a sample of 593 older adults studying Lifespan Learning (response rate 77%) indicates as the most important factors for successful aging physical health for life satisfaction (38%), and social support or social network (27% for both indicators). The importance of spirituality stands out as a cohesive element with strong relations with the predictors of successful aging collected by the theoretical model.

Keywords : aging; learning; personal satisfaction; quality of life; cultural diversity.

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