The article discusses research results concerning connections between sense of life quality in late adulthood and senior's relationships with their closest family members. For this purpose, the Sense of Life Quality Questionnaire by M. Stras- Romanowska, A. Oleszkowicz and T. Frackowiak as well as the Questionnaire of Family Relationships (the researcher's own method) were used. Research participants were 72 people aged 65 to 103 (average age 76.39), including 36 women and 36 men. Half of the research participants live alone, half with close or more distant family. Research indicates that the frequency of contacts, emotional closeness, sense of support and mutual trust as well as living together with the closest family member have a positive influence on both the overall sense of life quality and life quality in these specific spheres: psychophysical, psychosocial, subjective and metaphysical. The strongest relationships are with the metaphysical and psychosocial spheres, the weakest with the psychophysical sphere.
Anna Oleszkowicz, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Pedagogical and Historical Sciences, University of Wroclaw, Dawida 1, 50-527 Wroclaw, Poland
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