Faik Ardahan


The main aim of this study is to determine the profile of choir singer in golden years (CSGY), to compare motivational factors with respect to some demographic variables and how effect being of a CSGY’s life satisfaction in their golden years. This research is descriptive and population consists of 37 nonprofessional choir’s choir singers taken from 43 total choirs in Antalya city center. In this study, the questionnaire was handed to retired 174 men (Xage=62.58±7.20), 198 women (Xage=57.87±6.07) total 372 choir singers. In this study, the designed questionnaire addresses demographic variables, The Satisfaction with Life Scale-(SWLS) developed by Diener et al. (1985) adapted in to Turkish by Yetim (1993), and The Motivational Factors Scale of being Choir Singer (MFSC) developed by Ardahan (2016a), and benefit lists. The LS data of non-choir singers, 113 man, 183 women total 296 persons who never sing/been in a choir before, was taken from Ardahan’s study (2016b). In addition to this, running period data, benefits and motivational factor’s score of individuals who were still working/be employed somewhere were taken from Ardahan and Akdeniz’s study (2017a). In the processing of assessing data the descriptive statistic methods, Independent Samples T Test, ANOVA Test, and Pearson Correlations Test have been used, results have been assessed according to significant level 0.01 and 0.05. The findings show that majority of choir singers were 60 years old and more, attend to Turkish Art Music Choir, married, belong to a choir, well educated, have 700$ or below monthly income, retired, living with family husband/wife/children, going choir alone, pay due, participate passive recreational activities and the major motivational factors for attending to choir were Liking Music, Relaxing as Mentally, Renovate and/or Developed, Socialization, Exemplifying, To be away and/or Escape, and Recognition and Social status. As a result, it can be said that individuals going to a choir in their golden years for Liking Music, Relaxing as Mentally, Renovate and/or Developed, Socialization, Exemplifying, to be away and/or Escape, and Recognition and Social status and create globally wellness and happiness in their life.


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