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Effect of Laughter Therapy on Happiness and Life Satisfaction among Elderly


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1 Department of Psychology, Maniben Nanavati Women's College, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Psychology, Smt M. M. P. Shah Women's College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai
     

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A quasi experimental study was conducted in Mumbai city with an objective to evaluate the effect of laughter therapy on the happiness and life satisfaction among elderly. There were total 80 participants (40 from laughter therapy group and 40 from non-laughter therapy group) from age group of 60-75 years. Participants of the laughter therapy group were chosen on the criteria of completing at least six months of active participation in laughter therapy sessions. The present study shows a positive effect of laughter therapy on happiness and life satisfaction among elderly, and a positive correlation between happiness and life satisfaction was also found.

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Laughter Therapy, Subjective Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Elderly
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Anuja Deshpande
Department of Psychology, Maniben Nanavati Women's College, Mumbai, India
Vaishnavi Verma
Department of Psychology, Smt M. M. P. Shah Women's College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai

Abstract


A quasi experimental study was conducted in Mumbai city with an objective to evaluate the effect of laughter therapy on the happiness and life satisfaction among elderly. There were total 80 participants (40 from laughter therapy group and 40 from non-laughter therapy group) from age group of 60-75 years. Participants of the laughter therapy group were chosen on the criteria of completing at least six months of active participation in laughter therapy sessions. The present study shows a positive effect of laughter therapy on happiness and life satisfaction among elderly, and a positive correlation between happiness and life satisfaction was also found.

Keywords


Laughter Therapy, Subjective Happiness, Life Satisfaction, Elderly



DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp%2F2013%2Fv4i1%2F49906