Behaviour and personality.
The World Health Organization (WHO, 2001) established behavioural factors or lifestyles, in addition to other personal conditions, as the determinants of ageing, the most notable of which include:
The ability to learn, understand, reason and make decisions, the person’s response time when processing information, the ability to adapt to new situations, and problem solving.
Our satisfaction with life, the absence of negative emotions, and being optimistic.
Tenacity and emotional stability.
The will-to-live as an expression of the well-being of older people
Older adults that make up the study group with high will-to-live are characterised by higher levels of optimism, gratitude, resilience, positive affect, sense of life, psychological prosperity, happiness, and satisfaction with life, as well as lower levels of depression and negative self-perception of ageing. The implications of these results point towards the relevance of the will-to-live in successful ageing.View link