The Relationship between Social Support and Coping Strategies on the Quality of Life of the Elderly in North Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Evi Syafrida Nasution Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I
  • Anizar Rahayu Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I
  • Erdina Indrawati Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I
  • Sri Sintawati Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I
  • Dewi Syukriah Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I
  • Andika Yulianto Universitas Persada Indonesia Y.A.I


quality of life, social support, coping strategies, older adults


One of the developmental stages known for diminishing social, psychological, and physical abilities is the elderly. This decline in function may result in a worse quality of life for the elderly. To improve the quality of life for senior adults, social support and appropriate coping methods are necessary when confronting challenges. Investigating the level of life quality and the factors—social support and coping mechanisms, in particular—that affect the quality of life of Indonesia's older population is the aim of this study. This research employs a quantitative methodology. To determine the association between factors, correlational research, conducted in North Jakarta, Indonesia, included 136 participants at least 55 years old. Purposive sampling was used to choose the research sample. Three aspects were assessed: quality of life, social support, and coping mechanisms. To analyze the data, Pearson Product Moment was employed. Findings: More women than men made up the study's elderly responders, primarily between 55 and 69. The data analysis's findings indicate a connection between senior citizens' quality of life and social assistance. Furthermore, there is no connection between coping mechanisms and senior citizen's quality of life. The research's small sample size of 136 elderly respondents, comprising 100 women and 36 men, may limit its generalizability to the entire elderly population in North Jakarta, and its unequal gender distribution may impact its validity. This study explores the relationship between social support, coping strategies, and quality of life among older adults in North Jakarta, contributing to the literature on elderly well-being and serving as a foundation for effective interventions and future research.


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How to Cite

Nasution, E. S., Rahayu, A. ., Indrawati, E. ., Sintawati, S. ., Syukriah, D. ., & Yulianto, A. . (2024). The Relationship between Social Support and Coping Strategies on the Quality of Life of the Elderly in North Jakarta, Indonesia. Proceeding of the International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research for Sustainable Innovation, 1(1), 530–536. Retrieved from