Journal of
Media and Communication Studies

  • Abbreviation: J. Media Commun. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2545
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMCS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 202

Full Length Research Paper

Correlations between cultural orientations and successful aging of Filipino elders

Carmencita Del Villar
  • Carmencita Del Villar
  • Faculty, Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines.
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  •  Received: 08 June 2015
  •  Accepted: 26 August 2015
  •  Published: 30 September 2015


Through the years, the topic of aging has been investigated in relation to the elders’ place in cultural traditions, the roles they played in managing the family, their functions in the community, the challenges they faced as a result of their physical and psychological changes, and their well-being as they aged. Although there still seems to be a deficit in research about elders, considering their growing presence in society, some of these studies are worth mentioning.

Key words: Cultural orientations, aging, elders, roles.