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| Published: June 25, 2016

Determinants of Life Satisfaction among the Clergy in Indian Orthodox Church: A Study in Central Travancore, Kerala State

Georgy Joseph

Research Scholar, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. N. Rajeev Kumar

Asso. Professor, SBS, M G University, Kottayam Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.012/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.012

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The aim of the study is to determine the factors of Life Satisfaction among the Clergy from Indian Orthodox Church in central Travancore, Kerala state. For this study the researcher takes the 75 samples, 25 each from three diocese namely Thumpamon, Kollam and Kottayam. The study is primarily an empirical research using Quantitative methods. The following objectives were proposed for the study.1. To study the life satisfaction of the clergy of the Indian Orthodox Church. 2. To study the impact of Diocese, Age income, Education, Marital status, Duration in Ministry, Number of families in parish, Employment status of spouse, Living arrangement, Number of children, Occupation of children, on the life satisfaction of the study group. 3. To study the life satisfaction of the married and unmarried clergy of the Indian Orthodox Church. From the analysis we found that the major factors affecting the life satisfaction are age, income and number of families in the parish. Also there is no difference between the Life Satisfaction among married and unmarried Clergy. The secular education and marital status have a diminutive influence over the life satisfaction of the clergy. The study concluded with suggestions to the Church, Asrams and Family of the Clergy.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.012/20160303

10.25215/0303.012

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016