Relationship between Hope Happiness and Quality of Life among Older Adults

Author :Kiran Naz
Supervisor: Ms. Afifa Anjum
Degree: M.Sc
Year: 2007-2009
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

The current research investigated the relationship between hope, happiness and quality of life among older adults (WHO term, 2003). It was hypothesized that there is a relationship between hope, happiness and quality of life. The total sample consisted of 60 participants (male=30, female=30), age range of 65 years and above. The sample was taken from general population of Lahore using convenient sampling technique. Survey research design was used in this research. Three scales were used to measure the variables of this research, in addition to demographic information. The first scale that was Herth Hope Index developed by Herth (1989) was used to measure Hope. The second scale was Oxford Happiness Inventory developed by Argyle, Martin and Crossland (1989) which was used to measure happiness. The third scale was Quality of Life Scale developed by Burckhardt (1989) which was used to measure older adult’s quality of life. Correlation and t-test were earned out to analyze the data using. Findings revealed that there is a positive significant correlation between hope and quality of life happiness and quality of life and hope and happiness.

Keywords: Hope, Happiness, Quality of Life, Older Adults
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