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Each year hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused and neglected. Many victims are people who are older and vulnerable that cannot help themselves and depend on others to meet their most basic needs.This study aimed to investigation the mediating role of elderly abuse in the relationship between generativity and ego-integrity. For this purpose 113 elder people were selected using convenient sampling method.The tools used in this study included domestic elder abuse questionnaire (Heravi-Karimooi, Rejeh, Frooghan, & Montazeri, 2011)Loyola Generativity Scale(LGS., McAdams & de St. Aubin, 1992) and Ego-Integrity Measurement(EIM., Ryff & Heincke, 1983).In order to analyze of data were used pearson’s correlation and path analysis. Findings indicated that there’s correlation between general score of neglect and subscales of financial abuse,psychological abuse,and financial neglect with perception of generativity.Also,there is correlation between ego-integrity and general score of elderly neglect and subscales of financial abuse,limited authority,rejection,and emotional neglect.Elderly abuse could play a mediating role in relationship between generativity and ego-integrity. It can be said that the role of environmental factors is important in transition from midlife to oldage.