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


  • Etty Sabariah Firdaus Faculty of Psychology Universitas Gunadarma Jalan Margonda Raya 100, Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia 16424
  • 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



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


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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