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This study aimed at assessing the Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Health Promoting Life Style of the Elderly in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State. To achieve the purpose of this study, two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The descriptive survey research method was adopted. A purposive sampling technique was adopted to select 200 elderlies (male and female) in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area to participate in the study and the instrument for data collection was the Modified Health Promoting Lifestyle Profile Questionnaire (MHPLPQ). The instrument was divided into two sections. Section A focused on the demographic characteristics of the respondents while Section B was opinion questions which were subdivided into two sections: income and health-promoting lifestyle behaviour and level of education. The health-promoting lifestyle behaviour of respondents was measured using a 4-point Likert scale while inferential statistics of chi-square was used to analyse all stated hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The significant value of (χ2 = 185.760, χ2 = 231.520, χ2 = 432.40, χ2 = 27.90) was obtained for hypotheses one and two respectively. In conclusion, the findings of this study showed that socioeconomic factors like income and level of education have a significant influence on the health-promoting lifestyles of the elderly. It was recommended that adults should have a proper posterity plan towards their ageing years by saving and having an insurance and retirement plan.


Elderly Health Promoting Lifestyle Income Socio-economic Status

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Ogunbamowo, W. B., Akeredolu, A. O., Ashon, D. O., Ligali, L. A., & Ukpong, I. E. (2023). Perceived Influence Of Socio-Economic Factors On Health Promoting Life Style Of The Elderly In Lagos State. Benin Journal of Educational Studies, 28(1), 91–99. Retrieved from