The Effectiveness of Reminiscence Therapy in Improving Elderly’s Well-Being

Authors

  • Etty Sabariah Firdaus Faculty of Psychology Universitas Gunadarma Jalan Margonda Raya 100, Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia 16424 http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0486-5856
  • Nilam Widyarini Faculty of Psychology Universitas Gunadarma Jalan Margonda Raya 100, Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia 16424
  • Martina Dwi Mustika Faculty of Psychology Universitas Indonesia Kampus Baru Depok Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia 16424 http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9888-2096

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21512/humaniora.v10i3.5874

Keywords:

Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, reminiscence therapy, subjective well-being, elderly therapy

Abstract

The research discussed Subjective well-being (SWB) with reminiscence therapy in the elderly. This research used a single-case experiment design to examine the effectiveness of reminiscence therapy in improving the well-being of active, elderly aged 70 years old and over. There were two participants in this research, one male and one female. This intervention consisted of five meetings held once a week for ±90 minutes each session. Quantitative analysis using the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire and qualitative analysis through observation and interviews showed an improvement in participants’ subjective well-being following the intervention. Therefore, the results of this research are likely that reminiscence therapy is effective in improving the subjective well-being of elderly individuals.

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2019-11-13

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