Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access
Open Access Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Restricted Access Subscription Access

From Youth to Elderly:A Study of Quality of Life and Psychological Well-Being


Affiliations
1 Jnana Prabodhini's Institute of Psychology, Pune, Maharashtra, India
     

   Subscribe/Renew Journal


Quality of Life (QOL) and Psychological Well-being (PWB) are dynamic constructs. Various social, cultural and environmental factors influence an individual's experience of the quality of his life and well-being at any particular point m time. This study investigates the role of age m determining people's QOL and PWB. So, four age groups namely 20-29,30-39,40-59and60-and above have been compared with respect to their QualityofLife(factual)and Psychological Well-being. Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale by Robert Cummms (1997) and Ryff s Scale of Psychological WeU-being constructed by Carol Ryff (1995) have been used. Total 330 urban participants were included in the study. One Way ANOVA was used to analyze the results. On Quality of Life (only the factual domain), significant differences were found on Material well-being, Health, Productivity, Safety and Total factual Quality of life. On Psychological Well-being, four age groups differed significantly on positive relations with others, environmental mastery, personal growth and total psychological well-being. Findings have been discussed in the light of relevant literature.

Keywords

Quality of Life, Psychological Well-Being, Age Groups.
Subscription Login to verify subscription
User
Notifications
Font Size


Abstract Views: 98

PDF Views: 0




  • From Youth to Elderly:A Study of Quality of Life and Psychological Well-Being

Abstract Views: 98  |  PDF Views: 0

Authors

Anagha Lavalekar
Jnana Prabodhini's Institute of Psychology, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Sanhitta Karmalkar
Jnana Prabodhini's Institute of Psychology, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


Quality of Life (QOL) and Psychological Well-being (PWB) are dynamic constructs. Various social, cultural and environmental factors influence an individual's experience of the quality of his life and well-being at any particular point m time. This study investigates the role of age m determining people's QOL and PWB. So, four age groups namely 20-29,30-39,40-59and60-and above have been compared with respect to their QualityofLife(factual)and Psychological Well-being. Comprehensive Quality of Life Scale by Robert Cummms (1997) and Ryff s Scale of Psychological WeU-being constructed by Carol Ryff (1995) have been used. Total 330 urban participants were included in the study. One Way ANOVA was used to analyze the results. On Quality of Life (only the factual domain), significant differences were found on Material well-being, Health, Productivity, Safety and Total factual Quality of life. On Psychological Well-being, four age groups differed significantly on positive relations with others, environmental mastery, personal growth and total psychological well-being. Findings have been discussed in the light of relevant literature.

Keywords


Quality of Life, Psychological Well-Being, Age Groups.