Author: Maira Ahmed
Supervisor: Ms. Faiza Rasool
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The Present research was aimed to explore the relationship in functional status, inclination toward religion and psychological well-being of elderly people living in old age homes and those with intact families. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a significant correlation in functional status, inclination toward religion and psychological well- being of elderly. It was also hypothesized that there is likely to be a difference in the inclination toward religion and psychological well-being of elderly living in old age homes and those living with intact families. Further, it was hypothesized that inclination toward religion may be the predictor of psychological well-being in elderly. Between-subject research design was used. Sample of elderly people (N = 60) from old age homes (n = 30) and people from intact families (n = 30) was selected by using purposive sampling technique. COOP/WONCA (WONCA, 1991), Inclination toward Religion Scale (Rasool & Kausar, 2008), and Psychological Well-Being Scale (Ryff, 1989) were employed to assess the variables. Statistical analyses including Pearson Product-Moment Correlation, independent samples t-test and stepwise linear regression analysis were used. Findings revealed that there is a significant correlation in functional status, inclination toward religion and psychological well-being in elderly. No significant difference was found in the psychological well-being and inclination toward religion of the elderly of both groups. The findings further revealed no significant gender differences in psychological well-being. Findings revealed significant gender differences in the inclination toward religion. Analysis also revealed that psychological well-being is predicted by inclination toward religion and functional status. Research has strong implication over gerontology and social psychology.
Keywords: Religion, Functional Status, Psychological Well-Being.
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