Comparative Study

| Published: June 30, 2017

Effects of Socialization on Emotional Efficacy of Elderly

Ms. Jesna Sivasankar

Research Scholar, Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Vidhya Ravindranadan

Assistant Professor, Research & Post Graduate Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.153/20170403

DOI: 10.25215/0403.153


Human beings are social animals and socialization is considered to be one of the most important milestones in human development. Elderly people’s socialization pattern gets interrupted and restricted due to a number of factors Including retirement, physical illness, other physical deformities, etc. This might influence their emotional intelligence; the way they handle their emotions. The present study attempts to understand the effect of socialization on personal, intra personal, inter personal and overall emotional efficacy of elderly. The sample for the present study consisted of 74 participants at the age group of 60-75 years, who are diabetic patients for at least past 5 years.  Among which 40 of them are part of intense socialization program for a period of past 1 year composed of the study group and 34 of them with little opportunity to socialize in their daily life. The instrument used for present study is the Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EII) by Dr. Immanuel Thomas and Sushama S. The results showed that there exists highly significant mean difference in emotional intelligence between the study group and the control group. All the mean differences on personal efficacy, interpersonal efficacy, intra personal efficacy and overall efficacy were found highly significant.  Thus the results of the present study imply that the immediate need for socialization of elderly has to be taken care of.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 3, April-June, 2017