Searchable Title

How Do Older People Achieve Well-Being? Validation of the Social Production Function Instrument for the Level of Well-Being-Short (SPF-ILs). Copyright: Creative Commons License.

Searchable Authors

Anna Nieboer
Jane Cramm

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Nieboer, A. P.; Cramm, J. M.

Title, Section

How Do Older People Achieve Well-Being? Validation of the Social Production Function Instrument for the Level of Well-Being-Short (SPF-ILs). Copyright: Creative Commons License.

Publication Year

2018

Journal Title

Social science & medicine

Volume

211

Pages

304-313

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 29980117

DOI

10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.06.036

Abstract

In a time of aging populations and an enormous increase in frailty within them, examination of these populations' ability to achieve well-being has become increasingly important. This study aims to validate a theory-driven instrument for the measurement of well-being in three community-dwelling older populations: (i) a general population, (ii) a frail population, and (iii) Turkish migrants. The short (15-item) version of the Social Production Function Instrument for the Level of Well-being (SPF-ILs) measures whether a person's needs for stimulation, comfort, behavioral confirmation, affection, and status are met. This instrument has been validated only in adult (aged 18-65 years) populations. Three datasets were used to validate the SPF-ILs in samples of the general older population (945 respondents aged>/=70 years), frail older people (414 respondents aged>/=70 years), and older Turkish migrants (680 respondents aged>/=65 years) residing in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Psychometric results showed that the SPF-ILs is a valid and reliable instrument for the assessment of well-being and need-related goals to achieve well-being among (frail) native and migrant older populations. Worldwide, countries face the challenge of maintaining community-dwelling older people's well-being. This study clearly showed that older people differ in their realization of well-being which increased our understanding of the ability of community-dwelling older people in various populations to achieve well-being.

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