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| Published: May 08, 2019

Loneliness and Social Support of Ageing People in Jharkhand

Renuka Prasad

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Mandar College, Mandar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Reeta Kumari

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Mandar College, Mandar, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.045/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.045

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Loneliness is a serious problem for older people, which can be alleviated by social support. The dramatic population aging together with a social and economic change in India increases the likelihood of loneliness and the availability of different sources of social support of older people. The aim of this review was to identify the prevalence of loneliness and its related factors and sources of social support of older people in India. The 240 samples of aging people were selected based on random sampling but care was taken to incorporate the representative views of the state of Jharkhand. With an objective to assess the status of older persons living in varied conditions and geographical locations was random. The results showed that poor mental health status, financial inadequacy, and weak social support networks were significantly associated with the sense of loneliness of older adults, with social support being the most prominent risk factor.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.045/20190702

10.25215/0702.045

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019