Satisfaction paradox in old age
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Demographic ageing is a phenom enon noticed in many societies, but its dynamics and characteristics are different. This paper presents results of research on life satisfaction in old age among Polish citizens, in the perspective of positive ageing. O btained average value of wellbeing of Polish seniors fits w ithin the window most representative for societies of economically developed countries. According to Ed Diener, this value expresses the level of general life satisfaction, with openness to change in single areas of one’s activity. Educational background and marital status have statistically significant impact on general life satisfaction among seniors, whereas age and gender did not matter much. Place of residence was important for seniors’ wellbeing.
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