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| Published: September 23, 2018

A Study on Happiness and Optimism of Institutionalized Senior Citizens

J.Jerus Albert Britto

Guest Lecturer Of Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Sharon John

II M.S.W, Hindusthan College Of Arts And Science, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr.B.Selvaraj Ph.D

Associate Professor Of Psychology, Government Arts College, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.079/20180603

DOI: 10.25215/0603.079

ABSTRACT

The very concept of an old age home is new to India. An old age home is usually the place, a home for the old people who have no one to look after them or those who have been thrown out of their homes by their children. The place is of course like home where the inmates get all the facility for their routine living like food clothing and shelter (Owen, 2000). A tendency expect a best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation is called optimistic. The major scope of the study was to carried out to investigate the happiness and optimism of institutionalised old people because of the rapid growth in the institutions. The tools used to were personal data sheet was used to collect the relevant data and background details of the selected samples like their gender, marital status, qualification, and social background, Oxford happiness inventory was used to assess the level of happiness of the sample, The scale consist of 29 statements which have responded with rating scale method, the level of optimism of the sample was measured using optimism pessimism scale, the scale consist of 14 statements which have positive and negative items and interpreted as low, average and high. Percentage analysis, Correlation and t test were used to analyze the results. The very concept of an old age home is new to India. An old age home is usually the place, a home for the old people who have no one to look after them or those who have been thrown out of their homes by their children. The place is of course like home where the inmates get all the facility for their routine living like food clothing and shelter (Owen, 2000). A tendency expects a best possible outcome or dwell on the most hopeful aspects of a situation is called optimistic. The major scope of the study was to carried out to investigate the happiness and optimism of institutionalised old people because of the rapid growth in the institutions. The tools used to were personal data sheet was used to collect the relevant data and background details of the selected samples like their gender, marital status, qualification , and social background, Oxford happiness inventory was used to assess the level of happiness of the sample, The scale consist of 29 statements which have responded with rating scale method, the level of optimism of the sample was measured using optimism pessimism scale, the scale consist of 14 statements which have positive and negative items and interpreted as low, average and high. Percentage analysis, Correlation and t test were used to analyze the results.

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ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.079/20180603

10.25215/0603.079

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 3, July-September, 2018