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Abstract            Volume:4  Issue-6  Year-2016         Original Research Articles

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Life Satisfaction of Elderly Living in Varying Familial Patterns in Relation to Available Familial Support Systems
Deepti Salotra1* and Neeru Sharma2
1Trikuta Nagar Jammu, University of Jammu, India
2Professor and Head Department of Home Science, University of Jammu, India
*Corresponding author

Changing value system on account of urbanization and modernization is disturbing the traditional harmonious relationship between family and elderly parents. The present research is an exploratory attempt to study the “Life satisfaction of elderly living in varying familial patterns in relation to available familial support systems”. The sample comprised of 150 elderly (males and females) in the age range of 60 years and above who are living in varying familial patterns, selected through multistage sampling technique from urban areas of Jammu city. The tools used for data collection were – Observation, Interview schedule and Life satisfaction Scale which was subjected to both content and statistical analysis. The results reveal that majority of the elderly were partially satisfied with their lives. Most of the elderly show satisfaction with the available familial support while many of them are dissatisfied with it, especially the lack of  ‘concern’ shown by the married sons who, they believe, perceive them as burden whereas the younger generation feel that they often have lack time and patience to care for their elderly grandparents. Significant gender differences are observed in all dimensions of Life Satisfaction Scale.

Keywords: Elderly,Support system, Modernization, Urbanization,Family Patterns. 
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How to cite this article:

Deepti Salotra and Neeru Sharma. 2016. Life Satisfaction of Elderly Living in Varying Familial Patterns in Relation to Available Familial Support Systems.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(6): 99-103
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.406.011
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