ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS IN OLD AGE- A CASE STUDY

Article Id: ARCC5293 | Page : 117-120
Citation :- ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS IN OLD AGE- A CASE STUDY.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2006.(25):117-120
Shikha Shakya, Meenakshi Singh and Pratibha Arya
Address : Institute of Home Science,Bundelkhand University, Jhansi 284003, India.

Abstract

The study was planned to study the various difficulties or problems of old age. Fifty years old age people from different areas of Jhansi were selected. Results revealed that regarding social adjustment, significantly (P0.05) higher number of respondents (66%) want to make new friend to share their feelings after retirement and about 78% old people often take part in community activities. Mostly (96%) older people were respected by ther children and 92% children of older people take their parents advice to solve the problems. Regarding physical adjustment the old people feel physical changes in them and about 41 per cent old people feel physically helpless and dependent on others. Regarding vocational adjustment 64% of old people do not want job after retirement and significantly (P<0.05) higher number of old people (96%) were getting pension. provident fund and gratuity. In case of economic adjustment 66% of older people feel economic security while in home, all the older people want to utilize their time with their grand children. Regarding emotional adjustment significantly (P0.05) higher number of respondents (92%) were satisfied with their life and 84% share their old memories with their children.

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