عنوان مقاله [English]
The present research examines the social factors influencing the social health. This is a survey to identify and examine the most important social factors which influence the social health of the elderly in the city of Kouhdashat. This research is an explanatory study, with all the elderly of 60 years of age and older living in Kouhdasht as its statistical population. About 5508 people were 60 or over in 2006, when the research was conducted; 359 persons of this population were selected through Cochran’s formula and studied. To evaluate the rate of the social health and the influential social variables, the standard Keyes questionnaire and the researchers’ questionnaire, whose validity and reliability were confirmed, were used. The research shows that most of subjects had an average social health. Also there was a significant and direct association between social support, social status, communication skills and social health. However, no significant association was observed between spare time and social health.