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Emotional Expressivity, Loneliness and Subjective Happiness as Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing among the Elderly


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Older age is normally associated with losses in physical, cognitive, and social domains. Despite these losses, older adults often report higher levels of well-being than do younger adults. A paucity of research in understanding the level of well-being and strategies to facilitate it. Hence, the present study is to identify the potential predictors of well-being among the elderly peoples. Therefore, this study examines the roles of emotional expressivity, loneliness, happiness, and psychological well-being. For this purpose 60 participants (Males and Females) aged 60 years and above living at home with family were were asked to provide an assessment onEmotional Expressivity Scale, Loneliness Scale Subjective Happiness Scale and Psychological Well-being.Results showed that there is a significant positive relationship between subjective happiness and psychological well-being; and loneliness and psychological well-being. From the regression analysis result reveals that Loneliness and happiness significantly predict psychological well-being. Further, findings from this study will improve the understanding of the migratory role of expressivity, happiness and well-being among elderly. We also discussed the results in detailed and suggest an appropriate intervention framework and directions for future research.

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Emotional Expressivity, Loneliness, Happiness, Psychological Well-Being, Elderly.
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M. Vinothk Kumar
Department of Psychology, St. Agies Centre for Post Graduate Studies & Research, Mangalore, India

Abstract


Older age is normally associated with losses in physical, cognitive, and social domains. Despite these losses, older adults often report higher levels of well-being than do younger adults. A paucity of research in understanding the level of well-being and strategies to facilitate it. Hence, the present study is to identify the potential predictors of well-being among the elderly peoples. Therefore, this study examines the roles of emotional expressivity, loneliness, happiness, and psychological well-being. For this purpose 60 participants (Males and Females) aged 60 years and above living at home with family were were asked to provide an assessment onEmotional Expressivity Scale, Loneliness Scale Subjective Happiness Scale and Psychological Well-being.Results showed that there is a significant positive relationship between subjective happiness and psychological well-being; and loneliness and psychological well-being. From the regression analysis result reveals that Loneliness and happiness significantly predict psychological well-being. Further, findings from this study will improve the understanding of the migratory role of expressivity, happiness and well-being among elderly. We also discussed the results in detailed and suggest an appropriate intervention framework and directions for future research.

Keywords


Emotional Expressivity, Loneliness, Happiness, Psychological Well-Being, Elderly.