ปัจจัยทำนายพฤฒพลังในผู้ใหญ่วัยกลางคนเขตกึ่งเมือง Factors Predicting Active Aging among Middle Aged Adults in Sub-urban Area

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This predictive correlation descriptive research aimed to identify factors predicting active aging among middle-age adults in suburban area. The samples were 360 middle-aged adults in a suburban area in Mahasarakham province.  They were selected by using multiple stage random sampling technique.  The research instruments measured 1) active aging, 2) social support, and 3) self-efficacy.   The instruments had internal reliabilities of 0.97, 0.95 and 0.96, respectively.  Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and stepwise multiple regression.  The results showed that social support, self-efficacy, education above a primary level, single marital status, and sufficiency of income jointly and significantly explained 41.4% of active aging among middle-aged adults (R2 = 0.414, F = 52.131, p < .001).


The results provide guidance for healthcare providers to understand what salient psychosocial factors are related to preparing middle-aged adults to transition into older adults with active aging.  Healthcare providers should create programs to enhance self-efficacy and social support for this age group to promote and maintain positive well-being and good health.

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