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| Published: September 30, 2019

Social Engagement an Indicative Factor of Disor-Ders in Old Age

Manjari

Research Scholar,Clinical Psychology, Amity University, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.078/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.078

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to measure social engagement as an indicative factor of disorders in old age. Method: Two groups were selected one is male and the other is female both groups consisted of 60 older adults. Each group has 30 older adults of age range 60 years and above. Data were collected from the Delhi residential areas. In this research paper “Lubben Social Network Scale” was used to asses the social isolation of individuals. “t” test was used for analysis. Result: The first group of older adults male has a standard deviation of 10.45 and the female older adult group has a standard deviation of 8.94  hence the value of “t” test is 0.27. It shows that value is insignificant. There is no significant difference in the level of social engagement among male older adults and female older adults. Conclusion: In the present research study it is found that there is no significant difference among the male and female older adults’ social engagement. Male older adults are more socially engaged and Females older adults are less socially engaged as per data observed because they are mostly ill in this age and tend to less interact socially because of there medical condition and are more isolated than males of older age. Therefore this is an area of concern for female older adults to be taken more care to keep them physically and psychologically healthy.

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Manjari @ manjariyadav96@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.078/20190703

DOI: 10.25215/0703.078

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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 3, July-September, 2019

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