Self-Esteem and Life Satisfaction among Old Age People Living in Old Age Home and those with Intact Families

Author: Fatima Kazmi

Supervisor:  Ms. Tahira Mubashir

Degree: M.Phil

Year: 2009 – 2011

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

Abstract

The purpose of the research was to find out the relationship between self esteem and life satisfaction among old age people living in old age homes and with intact family. It was hypothesized that there is a relationship between self esteem and life satisfaction. There is significant difference in self esteem of old age people living in the old age homes and with intact families. That there is a significant difference in life satisfaction of old age people those living in old homes and with intact families. For required criteria purposive sampling technique was used and a sample of (N = 100) was taken (n = 50) from two old age homes and (n = 50) old age people from different intact families of Lahore. Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (SES, Rosenberg, 1965) for self esteem and Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLW, Denier, 1985) for life satisfaction were used. Pearson Product Moment Correlation and independent sample t-tests were used for data analysis. The result showed that there was significant negative relationship between self esteem and life satisfaction. Results also showed that there is a significant difference in self esteem and life satisfaction of old age people living in old age homes with intact families. On gender differences results are not significant on self esteem and significant on life satisfaction. The research findings can serve as a base for future researchers, to explore interventions and social institution that can be helpful for old age people who are living in old age homes to feel internally secure.

Keywords: self-esteem, life satisfaction, old people, old homes.

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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