EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING IN ELDERLY PEOPLE'S HOME
 
Gorbatkow, A., Pedagogical University of Kielce, Poland
 
Compared emotional well-being of 70 elderly people from elderly people's home with emotional well-being of 71 elderly people from family home (mean age 72 yrs) in Poland. The participants completed the Scales for Positive Emotions and Negative Emotions. Unlike results of earlier researches, elderly people living at a old people's home showed significantly higher scores in Positive Emotions Scale and significantly lower scores in Negative Emotions Scale than elderly people from family home. Results are discussed in the terms of stability - nonstability of socioeconomic parameters of societies, in which the researches were conducted.