International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Wisdom and Resilience Strategies as Predictors of Successful Aging
Raquel Maria Rossi Wosiack, Andrea Varisco Dani, Victória Haas Masiero, Marcio Rafael Slaviero, Camila Koren Chiappini, Martina Dillenburg Scur, Geraldine Alves Dos Santos

The purpose of this study was to analyze the wisdom construct and its relationship with successful aging and resilience strategies. The methodological design was quantitative and transversal. A total of 193 people, ranging in age from 60 to 79 years old, living in the city of Ivoti / Brazil participated. The instruments used were the Resilience Scale, Wisdom Scale and SOC Inventory. It was found that the wisdom and resilience variables had high scores; there was no significant difference when compared between age and sex groups. The most commonly SOC strategy used was loss selection. After analysis of the stepwise multiple linear regression for the wisdom dependent variable, the explanatory model composed the independent variables of resilience and elective selection. It is concluded that for an elderly to develop wisdom it is necessary to be associated with strategies of resilience and elective selection.

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