Resilience among women and men aged 60 years and over in Sweden and in Thailand
2010 (English)In: Nursing and Health Sciences, ISSN 1441-0745, E-ISSN 1442-2018, Vol. 12, no 3, 329-335 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The purpose of this study was to compare the level of resilience of people aged > or = 60 years in Sweden and Thailand. In a randomized sample of 422 people in Sweden and a convenience sample of 200 people in Thailand, the level of resilience was measured by using the Resilience Scale. A chi(2)-analysis was used for the differences between proportions. The relationships between the background variables and the resilience scores were analyzed by using stepwise multiple linear regression. The mean scores of resilience were 144 for the Swedish participants and 146 for the Thai participants. The two samples differed in their background characteristics. The Thai participants were more likely to be women, to be widowed, and to have more children, while among the Swedish participants, more women were married and more participants were aged > or = 80 years. Despite different background characteristics, the Swedish and the Thai participants' scores were almost the same on the Resilience Scale. More studies are necessary to address aspects of gender and ethnicity in relation to resilience.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 12, no 3, 329-335 p.
Culture, elderly, old age, resilience
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-37424DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2010.00534.xISI: 000281140400010PubMedID: 20727084OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-37424DiVA: diva2:360344