Indian Journal of Health Social Work
COPING RESPONSES AMONG ELDERLY LIVING WITHIN FAMILY SETUP
Rishi Panday1, Raja Upadhyay2
1Ph.D. Scholar, Department of Social Work, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
2Psychiatric Social Worker, DMHP Programme, Distric Hospital, kaimur, Bihar
Correspondence: Rishi Panday, e-mail I d: email@example.com
Background: Ageing has been viewed as problematic period in human life where human bieng indulges in introspection and starts getting meaning out of their life. In this stage elderly attain weak physique, so it makes them increasingly dependent on others. Old age is the important time in human life because in this stage, they are dependent on their own resource for their happiness. In this stage human being tried to cope adverse situation but some elderly people failed to cope up with adverse situations. This study attempts to find out association among ageing, gender and coping.
Aim: To assess and compare coping responses between male and
female elderly living within family. Methods and Materials: This study was cross-sectional residential based single contact study. Purposive sampling was used, to select sample which included 60 elderly involving 30 male elderly and 30 female elderly. Socio-demographic data sheet and Ways of coping questionnaire were administered for the data collection.
Results and Conclusion: Findings of the present study indicates that coping responses were better in male elderly as compared to female elderly.
Key Words: Mental health, problems solving, ways of coping.
ISSN: 2582-1393 (Online)