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Assessment of Self-esteem among Older Adults in Selected Places at Puducherry

S Gayathri

Keywords : Elderly, Self-esteem, Vulnerable population

Citation Information : Gayathri S. Assessment of Self-esteem among Older Adults in Selected Places at Puducherry. 2023; 16 (2):38-41.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-13166

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-06-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: Self-esteem among the elderly is an important area of concern that reflects the health status and well-being of this vulnerable population. Their number in the developing world is increasing due to demographic transition. Objectives: This present study was conducted to assess the self-esteem among elderly persons in selected areas, Puducherry. Methodology: A quantitative descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. A total sample of 200 elderly persons was selected by using convenience sampling technique. Data were collected by using sociodemographic variables, Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale. Results: The study results revealed that the majority of elderly people, 80.5%, had normal self-esteem. Conclusion: The study concluded that self-esteem of the elderly increases their well-being that also improves.

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