Subjective Well-Being of Retired Teachers: The Role of Psycho-Social Factors

Anita Sharma


The present study was aimed to investigate the relationship between personality hardiness, social support,
religiosity and loneliness purpose in life and subjective well-being in Retirees. The sample comprised 100 retired
university teachers from Himachal Pradesh (50 males and 50 females). The analysis revealed that for the total
sample, Purpose in Life (32%), Social Support (12%) and Religiosity (5%) have contributed 49% of variance in
totality. In Males sample, Hardiness explained the maximum variance (27%) followed by Purpose in Life (14%),
Social support (8%) and Religiosity (4%). In all, these variables have accounted for 53% of variance. In Females
sample, Religiosity contributed the maximum variance (32%) followed by Social support (18%) and Purpose in
life (8%). The results have shown the commonness of three variables viz., social support, purpose n life and
religiosity in predicting the subjective well-being of both the genders. Further, t-test has revealed the superiority
of females in subjective well-being, religiosity and social support and male’s superiority on hardiness, and
purpose in life. No significant difference was observed on the variable of loneliness.

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International Journal of Psychological Studies   ISSN 1918-7211 (Print)   ISSN 1918-722X (Online)

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