Author: Sidrah Ahmed
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar and Ms. Anum Javed
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The purpose of this research was to find out relationship between social disconnectedness, perceived loneliness, and quality of life among retired individuals. Further aim of this study was to find whether quality of life in retired individuals can be predicted by social disconnectedness and perceived loneliness. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a relationship between social disconnectedness, perceived loneliness and quality of life in retired individuals. It is also hypothesized that social disconnectedness and perceived loneliness will predict quality of life in retired individuals. A sample of N = 80 retired individuals was drawn from different bank of Lahore, and willing participants were included in this study. A standardized questionnaire on social-disconnectedness by (Cornwell & Waite), (UCLA Loneliness Scale Version-3 Russell, 1996) were used, and WHOQOL-BREF (1996) developed by WHO was also used for the assessment of quality of life. Pearson Product-Moment Correlation and the multiple regression analysis were used to analyze data. The results indicated that there were significant positive relationship between loneliness and social disconnectedness and quality of life is negatively predicted by social disconnectedness and perceived loneliness in retired individuals.
Keywords: Social Disconnectedness, Perceived Loneliness, Quality of Life.
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