Loneliness and Social support of ageing People of Jharkhand (India)

Proceedings of The 3rd International Conference on Research in Psychology

Year: 2023



Loneliness and Social support of ageing People of Jharkhand (India)

Dr. Reeta Kumari




The present study was designed to explore loneliness and social support of ageing people of Jharkhand. A total sample of 640 aged persons, consisting of 320 males and 320 females with an overall mean age of 65 to 75 years, participated in this study. The aged people were selected from Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad cities of Jharkhand (India). Primary field survey was done for the case study through structured questionnaire and the random sampling method was adopted. In this study two instruments – UCLA Loneliness Scale version-3; developed by David Resell (1996) and Social Support Scale (SSS), constructed and standardized by Asthana and Verma (2005) were used for the purpose of data collection. The findings of this study show that, there is significant difference between the means of two genders, two income level of aged person, and place of residence on UCLA Loneliness Scale and significant at 0.01 level. The finding also shows that the difference of overall social support between two genders is not significant but difference of Income level and place of residence are significantly difference on Social Support Scale.

keywords: Loneliness, Social support, Ageing people