| Published: September 25, 2016
Aged People’s Tolerance Level and Loneliness
The present study attempted an empirical investigation to explore the tolerance level and loneliness of aged people as a function of age, living area and present living status. The sample of the study consisted of 120 aged people of whom 60 people were 60-69 years old in (30 urban and 30 rural) and remaining 60 people were agevd above 70 (30 urban and 30 rural). Each group again consisted of 15 living with their son/grandson and 15 living without their son/grandson. A Bengali version of tolerance level scale developed by Mark (2007) and an adapted Bengali version (Praveen, 2007) of loneliness scale were used. Data were analyzed by mean, standard deviation, t-test and Pearson Product Moment correlation. The findings of the present study showed that there is no significant difference of tolerance level or loneliness according to age. Urban people have more tolerance level and also less loneliness than rural people. Those Aged people live with their son/grandson is less lonely than the people live without their son/grandson. There is no difference in tolerance level between them. Results also showed that tolerance level was negatively correlated with loneliness.
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© 2016, S Sultana, B Dey, A Rahman, H Hossein
Received: July 05, 2016; Revision Received: August 15, 2016; Accepted: September 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016