Leisure and Life Satisfaction and Adjustment in Elderly People
Today, everyone is busy in his business. Every PEOPLE needs leisure to maintain his quality of life and satisfaction. Leisure helps the person to maintain his health. After retirement people have leisure. In old age the people feels rejected and inferior as his physical and mental abilities deteriorate. The purpose of this study is to find out the relationship among leisure and life satisfaction, leisure and adjustment of elderly people in the context with socioeconomic status and support system. In old age people have leisure but they may not have satisfaction because of poor economic conditions, lack of social support. In family people has social and emotional support but in old age home the get material support not emotional support. So it affects the person’s life satisfaction. Life satisfaction is very important for adjustment.
120 elderly people selected from old age home and family who are busy and 120 elderly people selected from the same population but have leisure. They have been administered life satisfaction scale and adjustment inventory.
The present paper would like to focus on 1) to assess life satisfaction within low, middle and high socio-economical status. 2) to compare life satisfaction of elderly people living in old age home and in family 3) to assess adjustment of elderly people within low, middle and high socio-economical status. 4) to compare the adjustment of elderly people living in old age home and in family. 5) to compare leisure and life satisfaction of elderly people living in old age home and in family. 6) to compare leisure and adjustment of elderly people living in old age home and in family
Key words: Leisure, life satisfaction, adjustment, support system