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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2016, Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C

An analysis of social adjustment among old age people of Bengal


Author(s): Pintu Sil, Gopa Saha Roy

Abstract: The concept of joint family is decreasing in Indian democracy. As a result, the gerontocratic influence is gradually dying away. This creates problems not only for childhood but also for old age people. The old aged men and women are facing adjustment problems in the important spheres of their social life. The purpose of the present study was to find out the magnitude of social adjustments of old age people of Bengal in different shears of modern life and compare them between two genders. A total of 50 old aged people were randomly selected for the study among them 28 was men and 22 were women. Their age was in between 60 to 80 years. Social adjustments were the criterion in this study. Shamsad-Jasbir Old-age Adjustment Inventory (SJOAI, 1995) was used to measure the variables. All statistical analyses were done using standard statistical software. Only 0.05 level of confidence was considered in this study. Result revealed that the old age men and women of Bengal were below the 50 percentile (Men = 43.21 and women = 36.82) in overall old-age social adjustment. The old age women were in a worst position than old age men and study found this difference (t=3.01) was statistically significant (P>0.05). From the findings it was concluded that old age men and women of Bengal had a high level of social adjustment problems and this problems was higher among old age women than old age men.

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How to cite this article:
Pintu Sil, Gopa Saha Roy. An analysis of social adjustment among old age people of Bengal. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2016; 3(2): 145-147.
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