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KARLINSKI, Luciane Patrícia Boratti  and  FRASSETTO, Silvana Soriano. The perception of elderly women about the beliefs of self-efficacy and healthy aging. Aletheia [online]. 2013, n.42, pp. 51-61. ISSN 1413-0394.

This research addresses the theme self-efficacy in older and healthy aging. The objective was to verify the perception of old beliefs about the self-efficacy and healthy aging. The research method used was qualitative, where there were interviewed 6 older women, 70 to 80 years, which responded with a statement identifying data, ten issues of a semi-structured interview and also a range of General Perceived Self-Efficacy (EAEGP). The theory behind the research was to Albert Bandura's Social Cognitive. The data were explored through content analysis of Bardin, the lines being aggregated into units of meaning and categorized, using interpretation and inference. The results showed that elderly women with an adequate self-efficacy have a positive view of aging: do not realize limitations, are optimistic, resilient and coping through use of religiosity/spirituality, both now and over the course of their lives.

Keywords : Older women; Self-efficacy; Healthy aging.

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