Gender Differences in Life Satisfaction: The Moderation Role of Social Support among Older Persons

Authors

  • Sarah Al-ja’freh1 , Rabia Allari2 , Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2436

Keywords:

Life Satisfaction; Older Persons; Social Support; Gender.

Abstract

Introduction: Life satisfaction among older persons is one significant component of quality of life. However,
differences related to gender and moderation role of social support might affect life satisfaction. The purpose
of this study was to examine the moderation effect of perceived social support on the relationship between
gender and life satisfaction among older persons.
Method: A predictive-exploratory approach was used. Data collected from 966 persons at age of 60 years
or older using a structured interview format.
Results: In general, older persons had moderate to a high level of life satisfaction and perceived social
support. Perceived social support had a significant moderation effect on the relationship between gender and
life satisfaction (F 7,913= 52.37, p<.001; R2= .152).
Conclusion: Life satisfaction among older persons is influenced by social support indicating importance of
creating and enhancing the supportive system available to older persons.

Author Biography

Sarah Al-ja’freh1 , Rabia Allari2 , Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour3

1
Lecturer; Department of Medical Sciences, Al- Balqa Applied University. Salt, 19117 Jordan, 2Assistant Professor,
Faculty of Nursing, Al Ahliyya Amman University. Salt. Jordan, 3
Professor, Mental Health Nursing, School of
Nursing, the University of Jordan

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Sarah Al-ja’freh1 , Rabia Allari2 , Ayman M. Hamdan-Mansour3. (2021). Gender Differences in Life Satisfaction: The Moderation Role of Social Support among Older Persons. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 935-940. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2436