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Article Number - 74BA59D47028


Vol.6(9), pp. 150-160 , September 2014
DOI: 10.5897/JMCS2014.0401
ISSN: 2141-2545



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Correlations among attitudes about aging, willingness to communicate, communication satisfaction, and self-esteem of Filipino elders



Carmencita P. Del Villar
  • Carmencita P. Del Villar
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.
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 Received: 26 April 2014  Accepted: 13 August 2014  Published: 30 September 2014

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With the aim of understanding how Filipino elders function in the communication context, this study sought to determine their attitude about aging, willingness to communicate, and communication satisfaction, and how these variables correlated with their self-esteem. Eight hundred and one willing and able elders from different sectors of society were included in the study.  Mixed methods such as survey, interview, and observation were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data. Results revealed significant correlations between the elders’ attitude about aging and self-esteem, willingness to communicate and self-esteem, communication satisfaction and self-esteem.  Further analysis proved that self-esteem could be predicted by the elders’ attitude about aging, willingness to communicate and communication satisfaction.

 

Key words: Filipino elders, self-esteem, attitude about aging, willingness to communicate, communication satisfaction.

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APA Del Villar, C. P. (2014). Correlations among attitudes about aging, willingness to communicate, communication satisfaction, and self-esteem of Filipino elders. Journal of Media and Communication Studies, 6(9), 150-160.
Chicago Carmencita P. Del Villar. "Correlations among attitudes about aging, willingness to communicate, communication satisfaction, and self-esteem of Filipino elders." Journal of Media and Communication Studies 6, no. 9 (2014): 150-160.
MLA Carmencita P. Del Villar. "Correlations among attitudes about aging, willingness to communicate, communication satisfaction, and self-esteem of Filipino elders." Journal of Media and Communication Studies 6.9 (2014): 150-160.
   
DOI 10.5897/JMCS2014.0401
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/JMCS/article-abstract/74BA59D47028

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