Psychological Well-being and Quality of Life among the Indigenous Elderly Ecuadorians

  •  Gautam Makwana    
  •  H Elizabeth    


The current study aims to measure the levels of psychological health and life satisfaction among older persons in Ecuador. There were 280 elderly people from the Cañari indigenous village of Cuenca, Ecuador whose ages ranged from 65 to 100 (Mage = 1.4643, DE =.49962) were assessed through online interviews conducted over the phone and email. A study using sociodemographic records, Ryff Psychological well-being questionnaires, and WHOQOL AGE found low and very low levels of psychological well-being and quality of life in the elderly population. The study concluded that there is no direct relationship between these factors.

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