• Mohammad Reza Rasouli Tabar Department of Psychology, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran


quality of life, life satisfaction, death anxiety, old age, introverted, extroverted


The purpose of this study was to investigate the status of life satisfaction, quality of life and death anxiety according to personality traits (introversion and extraversion) of the old living at home and in Kermanshah city in 2016. The statistical population included all old people who are introverted or extroverted, over 60 years and living in Mehrvarzan nursing home in Kermanshah city. The participants included 300 elderly people, of whom 102 were nursing home and 198 were at their homes.Instrumentation: The data-gathering tool was Wir and Sherborne's Quality of Life Questionnaire, Life satisfaction questionnaire, Templar's death anxiety questionnaire. The results of the study showed that there is a significant difference between the quality of life of the introverted and extrovert elderly people. Considering the mean scores of quality of life for extroverted and introverted elderly people, it can be said that extroverted elderly people have a higher quality of life. There is also a significant difference between the satisfaction of the life of extroverted elderly people and introverted ones in a way that it can be said that introverted elderly people have a higher satisfaction of life than extroverted elderly people. The results also showed that there is a significant difference between death anxiety of the introverted and extraterrestrial elderly people, so that the introverted elderly people have a lower death anxiety than extroverted elderly people.


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