||Conference or Workshop Item
||300 Social sciences > 303 Social processes
||LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia: Population and Family Research Division
||Loneliness, Older Malaysians, Adult children, Family support
||National Population and Family Development Board in collaboration with Population Studies Unit, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya.
||Loneliness is a prevalent issue among older persons and it is an important indicator of their subjective well-being. Persistent loneliness or extreme cases of loneliness may lead to higher risks of psychological disorder, mental health problems, depression or suicide. Family support is a great importance in determining the quality of life and well-being of older persons. The objective of this study is to examine factors influencing the feeling of loneliness among older Malaysians. We hypothesize that loneliness among older persons varies according to their socio-demographic characteristics and is affected by their health and physical condition and community participation as well as the various forms of family support.