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| Published: April 25, 2017

A Study of Psychological Well-Being of Senior Citizens from Community and Non Community Living

Suprithy Paliwal ,

HOD, Dept.of Psychology, S.S.Jain Subodh P.G.(Autonomous) College, India Google Scholar More about the auther

Neha Singh

M.A. Guidance and Counselling, Dept.of Psychology, S.S.Jain Subodh P.G.(Autonomous) College, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.004/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.004

ABSTRACT

Rise in the share of elderly in total population of India posses multiple challenges viz., improving their wellbeing through providing family support, medical assistance and social support, reducing their negative aspect of life. There is an increasing interest worldwide in the study of well-being as a means to assess and need to evaluate positive dimensions of health aspects of senior citizens. In a study on the psychological well being of senior citizens residing in community and non community living, the objective was to see the difference in their psychological well being of senior citizens from community and non community living. A sample of 100 senior citizens was taken randomly from different areas in the city of Jaipur, for non community living and the sample for community living was taken from Ashiana Utsav (senior citizen homes).Out of the entire sample 50 were from community living and 50 from non community living and out of them, 25 were males and 25 were females respectively for both the groups. Standardized tool used for the study was Psychological well being scale by Dr. D.S.Sisodia and Pooja Singh. Statistical analysis used was mean, SD and‘t’ test. The results revealed that there was a significant difference in the psychological well being of senior citizens living in community living and non community living. There was also a significant difference between males and females in the different types of housing.
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Suprithy Paliwal @ suprithipaliwal@gmail.com

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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.004/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.004

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017

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