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Volume 18, Issue 81 (12-2019)                   Journal of Psychological Science 2019, 18(81): 1089-1099 | Back to browse issues page

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Shahbazkhan M, Pashang S, Tajeri B, Kakavand A. (2019). Designing integrated educational program and investigating its effectiveness on perception of aging in the elderly of Iran. Journal of Psychological Science. 18(81), 1089-1099.
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Karaj Branch of Islamic Azad University , m.shahbazkhaan@yahoo.com
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Background: Aging can cause negative perceptions for people with the sense of inefficacy. Researches showed the positive effect of good perception to elderly on life quality. But it should be answered if integrated educational program can increase this perception of aging in elderly? Aims: The aim of this study was to design integrated educational program and investigate its effectiveness on perception of aging in the elderly of Iran. Method: This was a semi-experimental study with pre-test, post-test and control group. The sample of this study was 40 of more than 60 years old people who had been selected based on random available sampling. The people in experimental group went under 8 sessions (100 minutes) of integrated educational program intervention. The intervention in this study was designed based on psychological capital model of Lutans (2003) and positive psychology model of Seligman (2006) and was revised based on specialist’s view. To analyze data, the analysis of covariance had been used. Results: The findings of this study showed that the integrated educational program can have significant effects on perception of aging in the elderly of Tehran (p≤0/01) and this intervention can increase the average of perception of aging in elderly. Conclusions: Integration-based education for older people leads to a positive attitude towards the aging process and can cause a good life quality. 
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/08/14 | Accepted: 2019/12/12 | Published: 2019/12/1

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