Equidad en el apoyo social recíproco y satisfacción vital en personas mayores

  1. Belén Bueno Martínez 1
  2. José Buz 1
  3. Ana Belén Navarro 1
  4. Lara López Martín 2
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca, España
  2. 2 Centro de Servicios Sociales La Fuencisla, España
Universitas psychologica

ISSN: 1657-9267

Year of publication: 2017

Volume: 16

Issue: 1

Type: Article

DOI: 10.11144/JAVERIANA.UPSY16-1.EASR DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The association between perceived equity in social support and wellbeing was examined in older people (Age 60-98, M = 74.11; SD = 7.92; N = 585). Data were from a study at Salamanca (Spain). Information was obtained about socio-demographic and functional autonomy variables, active members from several support networks, given and received support of instrumental and emotional type, and a life satisfaction index. The equity defines the majority of support exchanges that elderly maintain with their kin and non-kin networks. Balanced reciprocal exchanges, besides the capacity to be an active provider in exchange, are positively related to life satisfaction in old age. The nature of the emotional or instrumental support modifies these results. Equity Theory gets more empirical evidence than Social Exchange Theory