Regrets and Well-being of Senior Citizens

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Sally I. Maximo Karen Nielzen B. Berlanga Angela Psyche F. Aquisay Madelaine Chrystene P. Valencia Richie T. Daoen1

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This study determined the different areas of regrets and well-being of the senior citizens in Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines.  This study also evaluated the correlation of the different areas of regrets with the different dimensions of well-being. Gender and civil status differences were also explored. Results show that the most regret of the senior citizens is in the intrapersonal and interpersonal areas and the least regret are in the areas of family and relationship (partnership/spousal). Senior citizens have higher well-being in the emotional and psychological areas as compared to the social area. Regrets in career have a significant negative correlation with social well-being (r = -.255, p < .05) and psychological well-being (r =        -.258, p < .05) and regrets in the family have a significant negative correlation with psychological well-being (r = -.263, p < .05). Single individuals experience greater regret in specific areas as compared to the other statuses. Those married, experienced the least regret in certain areas as compared to the other civil statuses.  Those annulled/separated experience greater regret on the family area. Gender differences were all insignificant. This study aims to provide valuable information to the younger generation where an understanding about the regrets and well-being of senior citizens will give them greater insight about their own current life-styles and decisions that might affect their future.

Keywords: areas of regret, family, education, career, relationship, intrapersonal, interpersonal, spiritual, areas of well-being- social, psychological, emotional

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Maximo, S. I., Berlanga, K., Aquisay, A., Valencia, M., & T. Daoen1R. (1). Regrets and Well-being of Senior Citizens. The Journal of Behavioral Science, 7(1), 29-46. https://doi.org/10.14456/ijbs.2012.2
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