Cognitive Study

| Published: June 25, 2020

Ageism, psychological capital and life satisfaction: a study on elderly women

Suchismita Pramanik

Ph.D. Research Scholar, National Institute of Science, Education and Research, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Shubhendu Biswal

Ph.D. Research scholar, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.139/20200802

DOI: 10.25215/0802.139


The present study aimed at to find the relationship between ageism (benevolent and hostile ageism), psychological capital (optimism, resilience and self-efficacy) and life satisfaction among elderly women. Sample for this study has been collected through convenient sampling method from three districts of Odisha, India. Ambivalent Ageism scale was used to measure benevolent and hostile ageism. The satisfaction with life scale (SwLS), Brief Resilience Scale, Life-Orientation Test, and General self-efficacy scale was also used in this study.  Total number of participants was 30 women (age group of 60 or above). The current study adopted a correlational design. Results found that benevolent ageism is positively associated with life satisfaction and psychological capital whereas hostile ageism is negatively related with life satisfaction and psychological capital among elderly women. Moreover, it was also found that life satisfaction among elderly women is positively associated with psychological capital.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 08, Issue 2, April- June, 2020