Functional Impairment and Religious Gratitude as Predictors of Life Satisfaction in Older Adults

Author: Hafiza Wajeeha Mumtaz

Supervisor: Dr. Rafia Rafique

Degree: MSc

Year: 2011-2013

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present research was conducted to investigate predictors of life satisfaction in older adults. It was hypothesized that functional impairment and religious gratitude are the predictors of life satisfaction in older adults. Correlational research design was used. The total sample consisted of 100 participants, aged between 60-90 years. Functional Impairment Scale (Weiss, 2000), Religious Gratitude Scale (Ahmed, 2010) and Satisfaction with Life Scale (Diner, 1985) were administered. Hierarchical regression analysis was carried. Findings revealed that religious gratitude and functional impairment are significant predictors of life satisfaction in older adults. Identified predictors of life satisfaction will help to formulate interventions for the promotion of religious gratitude that can eventually help improve life satisfaction.

Keywords: Functional Impairment, Religious Gratitude, Life Satisfaction.

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