Comparative Study

| Published: September 25, 2019

A Study on Happiness and Life-Satisfaction among Elderly in Relation with Self-Esteem

Mrs. Harpreet Kaur Vilkhu

MAPC Scholar, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Sudarsan Behera

Academic Counselor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.022/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.022


Aging is a Universal phenomenon with a wealth of life experiences.  The life experiences earned by the elderly are multidimensional phenomenon which includes physical, mental, social, economic and spiritual aspect in life.  The present study intends to examine life-satisfaction and Happiness among elderly with respect to their Self-Esteem in New Delhi. The sample consisted  of 150 Elderly people in New Delhi  which comprised of  males (87) and females (63)  by using purposive sampling technique and the data is  collected by using Life-Satisfaction Scale (Promila Singh and Joseph George), Oxford Happiness Scale (Michael Argyle and Peter Hills) and Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale.   The result found that is there no significant difference between male and female old age people in respect to Self-Esteem, Happiness and life satisfaction and there is a significant difference among place of locality of Elderly people with reference to Self-Esteem, Happiness and Life-Satisfaction.  The results also observed that there was positive relationship between Self-Esteem, Happiness and Life-Satisfaction and Self-Esteem is the key predictor of Happiness and Life-Satisfaction.   The results were discussed on socio-cultural context in India.
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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.022/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.022

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 3, July-September, 2019

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