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Factor Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Sustainability through Foreign Language Learning in Healthy Older Individuals

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Department of Applied Linguistics, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Kralove, 500 03 Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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Department of Labour, Capital and Innovation, Faculty of Business and Management, Wroclaw University of Economics and Business, 53-345 Wrocław, Poland
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Academic Editors: Amador Jesús Lara Sánchez and Ramón Chacón Cuberos
Sustainability 2021, 13(3), 1590; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031590
Received: 12 January 2021 / Revised: 24 January 2021 / Accepted: 28 January 2021 / Published: 2 February 2021
Healthy aging is one of the most important aspects of human life as it can significantly improve its quality. Therefore, it is necessary to promote successful aging as a significant and important part of maintaining physical and mental well-being in the elderly. One of the strategies to enhance the elderly’s well-being may be also foreign language learning. The purpose of this study is to compare and discuss what effect foreign language learning (FLL) might have on subjective well-being among healthy older individuals in the Czech Republic and Poland, using factor analysis as the primary statistical method. The research sample consisted of two experimental groups of seniors; one from the Czech Republic (n = 92) and another from Poland (n = 100). The main research methods included a questionnaire survey and factor analysis. The factor analysis revealed the four significant factors and their correlations with demographic variables, whose results showed the effect of FLL on seniors’ subjective well-being. In conclusion, learning a foreign language at an older age seems to be one of the key strategies to maintain a subjective feeling of happiness at a relatively high level in elderly people without necessary pharmacological intervention. View Full-Text
Keywords: foreign language learning; well-being; L2 acquisition; second language acquisition; psycholinguistics; language learning; societal sustainability; individual resilience; aging; healthy aging foreign language learning; well-being; L2 acquisition; second language acquisition; psycholinguistics; language learning; societal sustainability; individual resilience; aging; healthy aging
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Klimova, B.; Pikhart, M.; Dziuba, S.; Cierniak-Emerych, A. Factor Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Sustainability through Foreign Language Learning in Healthy Older Individuals. Sustainability 2021, 13, 1590. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031590

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Klimova B, Pikhart M, Dziuba S, Cierniak-Emerych A. Factor Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Sustainability through Foreign Language Learning in Healthy Older Individuals. Sustainability. 2021; 13(3):1590. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031590

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Klimova, Blanka, Marcel Pikhart, Szymon Dziuba, and Anna Cierniak-Emerych. 2021. "Factor Analysis of Subjective Well-Being Sustainability through Foreign Language Learning in Healthy Older Individuals" Sustainability 13, no. 3: 1590. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13031590

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