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Socio-Cultural Factors Affecting the Problems of Aged Men:A Sociological Study
It has been stated that by 2030, the elderly will constitute 21% of the total world population (Strydom, 2005). The increasing elderly population around the world is one of the most challenging issues in the health and welfare fields and aging is discussed as a universal phenomenon (Gates, 2000). individual and continues till death. The present study was carried out in Hisar district of Haryana state. From Hisar district, two blocks Hansi and Hisar were selected randomly. From each village random selection of 30 respondents was done having age between 60 and above 80 years. The total sample was 120 respondents from two blocks and four villages. Non-significant association was found between marital status and level of social problems. Analysis revealed that relatively more number of respondent who were married (85%) had medium level (96.10%) of social problem and widower (14.17%) were facing medium level and low level of social problem than their counterparts. The finding revealed that majority of the respondents (41.67%) facing the problems to spent time late hours outside the home. On the other hand (3.33%) respondent had the problems regarding their dress pattern. Meanwhile (22.5%) respondents whose families objected them to interact with female members followed by (12.5%) of the respondents who faced problem while working with female members.
Aged Men, Social, Cultural, Health Problems.
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