Ageing Perspective

1713 Words7 Pages
Theoretical Perspectives of Aging
Sociologists have developed several different theories of aging. The below mentioned are the most important perspectives in relation to aging and aged population.
Disengagement theory
The genesis of the disengagement viewpoint is that older people themselves initiate the disengagement process. It does not take into consideration any societal processes and structures that restrict older people’s opportunities for engagement. Disengagement theory sees the older person’s withdrawal from society as part of the natural ageing process, and as part of the normal pattern of life. This theoretical perspective essentially sees old age as the time when people are preparing themselves for death. Ageing from this theoretical
…show more content…
The elderly were taken as dependent and burden on others. The young generations are not giving respect, love and affection. Visibly; the elderly sociability, efficiency involvement in work and hobbies had already fallen down (Kamla-Raj, 2011)
In Egypt, Fadila (2016) conducted a study on the title Factors Affecting Adjustment to Retirement among Retirees’ Elderly Persons. He found that marital status, level of education, sex, type of job before retirement, job situation, and place of work influenced adjustment level of the retirees. Furthermore, in the study sufficient financial support, physical support, social support, empowerment, awareness about retirement and mental capacity building are related with better adjustment to retirement.
Even though the retirees have contributed a lot in all affairs for the country, their issues have been discussed in a very lesser ways. For instance, it is rare to find research studies conducted on the living conditions and general situations of the elderly in general and the retirees in particular. Only few researches are available on the elderly people throughout such longer history of
…show more content…
Although Ethiopia is one of the founders and signatory to this UN convention, the exiting efforts are far below satisfactory even to fulfil the first principle that is participation which calls older persons to have access to food, shelter, clothing, water, health care, education, training, income generation opportunities and living in safe environments (Abdi, 2012)
An Anthropological Study of the Lives of the Elderly among the Amhara of Ensaro by Kifle (2002) explicated that the elderly had better value and status during Imperial regime than these days. Since the elderly had order over land and other properties, they had been accordingly respected and esteemed as vital members of the society. He revealed that due to the establishment of modern social organizations such as court lessen the importance of old people the for conflict resolution purposes through
Open Document