Valdez, Jana Patricia M.*
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Angeles, Julio L.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila, Philippines (email@example.com)
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila, Philippines (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hernandez, Christopher P.
Colegio de San Juan de Letran-Manila, Philippines (email@example.com)
The study aims to explore perceptions of selected Filipino adults towards aging. A total of twelve adults (6 married and 6 single) whose age ranges from 40 to 59 years old were recruited as participants. The study employed a qualitative-narrative research design. Participants were interviewed in accordance with their lived experiences and were analyzed through thematic analysis. The themes emerged from analyses of raw data are as follows: Aging as a responsibility; Aging as a maturation period; Aging as a promising experience; Aging as the process of increasing autonomy; Aging as a phase of increased productivity; Aging as a positive experience; Aging as a stage of physiological; and physical decline and aging as an apprehensive process. Implications of the study are discussed.
Keywords: aging; Filipino adults; social learning theory