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Comparison of aging perception among the elderly population of Vadodara and Ahmedabad City, Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Family and Community Resource Management, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Res. J. Family, Community and Consumer Sci., Volume 5, Issue (2), Pages 1-7, February,27 (2017)

Abstract

Aging is considered as accretion of changes among the living organisms over a period of time. Aging in humans refers to a multidimensional process of physical, psychological, and social change. Some dimensions of aging grow and expand over time, while others decline, therefore aging perception becomes more important. Hence, the study was conducted to find out the aging perception among elderly population of Vadodara and Ahmedabad city. The data were gathered through a questionnaire from a sample of 200 elderly (100 from Vadodara city and 100 from Ahmedabad city) through convenience sampling technique. The analysis of data revealed that the respondents of Vadodara city had positive perception regarding aging while negative perception regarding aging were found among the respondents of Ahmedabad city.

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