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The Quality of Life among University of the Third Age Students in Poland, Ukraine and Belarus

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Institute of Pedagogy, University of Wrocław, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland
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Institute of Political Science, University of Wrocław, 50-137 Wrocław, Poland
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Department of Humanities and Health Sciences, Wrocław Medical University, 50-367 Wrocław, Poland
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Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Education and Development (CeiED), Universidade Lusófona, 1749-024 Lisboa, Portugal
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Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
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Russian Language Department, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) in Moscow, 117198 Moscow, Russia
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Department of Social Work, Faculty of Theology, The Catholic University in Ružomberok, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovakia
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Faculty of Roman Catholic Theology of Cyril and Methodius, Comenius University in Bratislava, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovakia
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College of Applied Psychology, 411 55 Terezín, Czech Republic
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Informatics, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
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Department of Sociology, Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Granada, 18011 Granada, Spain
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Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Regional Development, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Informatics, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 949 01 Nitra, Slovakia
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Academic Editors: Arantzazu Rodríguez-Fernández, Arantza Fernández-Zabala and Eider Goñi-Palacios
Sustainability 2022, 14(4), 2049; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042049
Received: 20 December 2021 / Revised: 2 February 2022 / Accepted: 7 February 2022 / Published: 11 February 2022
The aim of this research was to compare the quality of life among University of the Third Age (U3A) students in Poland, where a novel method of educating seniors is being developed, with the quality of life among students at newly established U3As in Belarus and Ukraine, which have copied the Polish model. The research was also conducted to connect a range of socio-demographic variables with two explanatory ones: satisfaction with participation in U3A activities and the overall quality of life. A total of 515 U3A (N13) students from three Eastern European countries—Poland, Ukraine, and Belarus—took part in the research. The overall quality of life of U3A students was researched and expressed in the form of three components: stress level, sense of self-efficacy, and level of satisfaction with life. The following tools were used: PPS10 (Perceived Stress Scale), GSES (General Self-Efficacy Scale), and SWLS (Satisfaction with Life Scale). The research showed a statistically significant difference between the country of residence and the level of satisfaction with life, sense of self-efficacy, and the overall indicator of the quality of life. Polish seniors obtained higher results in all these areas when compared to their counterparts in Ukraine and Belarus. View Full-Text
Keywords: quality of life; seniors; U3A students; general self efficacy scale; satisfaction with life scale quality of life; seniors; U3A students; general self efficacy scale; satisfaction with life scale
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Kobylarek, A.; Błaszczyński, K.; Ślósarz, L.; Madej, M.; Carmo, A.; Hlad, Ľ.; Králik, R.; Akimjak, A.; Judák, V.; Maturkanič, P.; Biryukova, Y.; Tokárová, B.; Martin, J.G.; Petrikovičová, L. The Quality of Life among University of the Third Age Students in Poland, Ukraine and Belarus. Sustainability 2022, 14, 2049. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042049

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Kobylarek A, Błaszczyński K, Ślósarz L, Madej M, Carmo A, Hlad Ľ, Králik R, Akimjak A, Judák V, Maturkanič P, Biryukova Y, Tokárová B, Martin JG, Petrikovičová L. The Quality of Life among University of the Third Age Students in Poland, Ukraine and Belarus. Sustainability. 2022; 14(4):2049. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042049

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Kobylarek, Aleksander, Kamil Błaszczyński, Luba Ślósarz, Martyna Madej, Antonio Carmo, Ľubomír Hlad, Roman Králik, Amantius Akimjak, Viliam Judák, Patrik Maturkanič, Yulia Biryukova, Barbora Tokárová, Jose G. Martin, and Lucia Petrikovičová. 2022. "The Quality of Life among University of the Third Age Students in Poland, Ukraine and Belarus" Sustainability 14, no. 4: 2049. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14042049

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