Author: Amarah Qureshi
Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq
Year: (2009 – 2011)
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present research was conducted to investigate the relationship of social support and life satisfaction in older adults living in nuclear and joint family. It was hypothesized that older adults of joint family perceive more social support as well as they are more satisfied with their life as compared to those older adults who live in nuclear family. Correlational research design and convenient sampling technique was used. Sample comprised of 100 participants (25 males from joint family, 25 females from joint family, 25 males from nuclear family and 25 females from nuclear family). Multidimensional social support scale by Zimet, Dahlem, Zimet and Farley (1988) and satisfaction with life scale by Deiner (1985) were used for assessment. Pearson product movement correlation and independent sample t-test were used to analyze the data. The results highlighted that older adults of joint family perceive more social support as well as they are more satisfied with their life as compared to those older adults who live in nuclear family. Moreover, there was no gender difference in social support and life satisfaction. The results were compared with the researches from the west and Pakistan.
social supports, life satisfaction, joint family, older adults
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