Quality Of Life Among Old Age People: Role Of Subjective Well-Being And Religiosity

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Seema , Hardeep Lal Joshi


Old Age is very important phase in anybody’s life.  In old age, people face various problems that drastically affect their quality of life.  The present study was carried out to investigate how subjective well-being and religiosity affect quality of life of old age people.  The main objectives of the study were to examine the relationship between quality of life, subjective well-being and religiosity and to find out the potent predictors of quality of life among elderly people.  The data for the study comprise of 200 participants of both sex above the age of 65 years.  Only those participants were selected who gave written consent and who do not have any severe psychiatric or neurological problems.  The data was subjected to Pearson product moment correlation and stepwise regression analyses.  Results show that both religiosity and subjective well-being are positively and significantly correlated with all aspects of quality of life.  .  Results of regression analysis show that two variables i.e. Perceived Ill health and Positive Affect predict Physical Quality of life.  Four variables i.e. Subjective Well-being Negative Affect, Perceived Ill Health, Spirituality, and Confidence in Coping predict the psychological quality of life.  When social quality of life was taken as dependent variable, four variables i.e. social support, positive affect, subjective well-being Negative Affect and Perceived Ill health are found to predict it.  Three potent predictors emerge when environmental quality of life was taken as dependent variable.  It can be concluded that subjective well-being and Religiosity play important role in quality of life among old age people. 

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