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Vol. 10, Special Issue 12 (2021)

Comparative study on psychological well-being of senior citizens across age and marital status

Author(s):
Priyanka Beniwal, Dr. CK Singh and Dr. Sheela Sangwan
Abstract:
Psychological wellbeing refers to how people evaluate their life. According to World Health Organization psychological well-being is one of the key elements of our health. The study investigates the psychological well-being of senior citizens across age and marital status. The present study was conducted in Haryana state. Two districts Hisar and Sirsa were selected randomly. A total sample of 400 senior citizens was selected randomly representing equal number of males and females. From each district a sample of 200 senior citizens was drawn purposively comprising of 100 with spouse and 100 without spouse. Self-developed questionnaire was used to collect information on personal and socioeconomic variables. Psychological well-being of senior citizens was assessed by using Psychological Well Being Scale (Sisodia and Choudhary, 2005). The present investigation has come out with the results stated that high percentage of elderly were in moderate level of psychological well-being as well as its sub aspects. It is confirmed from the results that psychological well-being of with spouse respondents was higher as compared to without spouse respondents. Senior citizens ranging in the age group of 65-67.5 years of age group had higher level of psychological well-being as compared to the seniors with age group between 67.5+-70 years of age group.
Pages: 1402-1405  |  359 Views  166 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Priyanka Beniwal, Dr. CK Singh and Dr. Sheela Sangwan. Comparative study on psychological well-being of senior citizens across age and marital status. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 1402-1405.

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