INVESTIGATING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE SENIOR CITIZENS AS SOCIAL PENSION BENEFICIARIES
This study was conducted to determine the quality of life of
senior citizens and consequently propose for a program enhancement.
Using the modified questionnaire from the World Health Organization
(WHO) Brief, the researcher interviewed 375 respondents chosen by
stratified random sampling in the Province of Davao Oriental. The
result showed that the overall level of quality of life of the senior
citizens is very high. Specifically, results showed that the respondents’
quality of life has scored high level in the aspects of the social
relationship, psychological and emotional well-being as well as home
and neighborhood environments. Moreover, they have high level of
quality of life in the physical aspect and level of independence.
KEY WORDS: Social Work, Senior Citizens, Social Pension, Quality of