Original Research Article
Year: 2016 | Month: January-March | Volume: 1 | Issue: 01 | Pages: 49-53
A Comparative Analysis of Different Social Adjustment Variables among Retired Old Aged Women and Men
Assistant Professor, State Institute of Physical Education for Women, Hastings House, Alipore, Kolkata, India.
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 different social adjustments variables among old age women and men 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. Different dimensions of social adjustments were the criterion in this study. Shamsad-Jasbir Old-age Adjustment Inventory (SJOAI, 1995) was used to measure the variables. Mean and standard deviation were used as descriptive statistics and t-test was used to analyze the mean difference between old age men and women. 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 were in better position in health, emotional and financial aspect than women and all these difference were statistically significant. On other side old age women had better position in home, social and marital aspect of social adjustment than old age men but except marital status all mean difference were statistically insignificant. Overall social adjustment for men was significantly better than old age women. From the findings it was concluded that both retired old age women and men had lower level of social adjustment (below 45 percentile) and old age men was in superior position than women.
Key words: Social Adjustment, Old age women and men, Retired family life.