Nowadays health, social, economical and political problems have increased because of the increase in the adult population in many countries; this is why there is an increase in the number of studies of the determinant factors of life quality for this population. The objective of this study is to analyze the variation of the subjective well-being in an adult population sample of the urban and rural zones of the State of Sonora, in relation to confrontation strategies, social support perception and sociodemographic variables. A sample of 160 subjects, 80 men and 80 women, ages between 60 and 90 years old of the State of Sonora was obtained. A subjective well-being scale and one of confrontation strategies, a structured interview of social support and a sociodemographic data questionnaire were applied to this sample. The data were analyzed with frequencies, student and ANOVAS. Results find that persons perceived with higher scores are those that report a greater use of the direct confrontation strategy, who report having more social support, a high frequency of contacts and a wide network of social support. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
|Original language||Spanish (Mexico)|
|Title of host publication||Revista Intercontinental de Psicología y Educación|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 2005|
|Name||Revista Intercontinental de Psicología y Educación|
Vera-Noriega, J. Á., Sotelo-Quiñones, T. I., & Domínguez-Guedea, M. T. (2005). Bienestar subjetivo, enfrentamiento y redes de apoyo social en adultos mayores. = Subjective well-being, confrontation and social support networks in older adults. In Revista Intercontinental de Psicología y Educación (pp. 57-78). (Revista Intercontinental de Psicología y Educación; Vol. 7).