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Socialworkmag 2017, 6(2): 43-50 Back to browse issues page
Comparative Study of Feeling Lonely Between Retired and Labor Elderly Men
Abdollah Moatamedi1, Kaveh Qaderi Bagajan2, Golnaz Mazaheri Nejad Fard2, Shirin Soltani3
1- Department of psychology and education sciences, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran، iran , a_motamedy@yahoo.com
2- Allameh Tabataba’i University
3- Islamic Azad University Ilam Branch
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Introduction: Because of the important role of different psychological factors, which influence the experiences of elderly. The current study presents a comparative study of feeling lonely between retired and labor elderly men.
Methods: This research is kind of non-empirical and casual-comparative(ex post facto) studies. The statistical population of this study was all of the retired or labor elderly men of the Qorveh County(Kurdistan province); who were evaluated in 2016. Sample group consisted of 292 men(146 labor and 146 retired elderly men); who were selected through convenience sampling method. The participants were evaluated through the loneliness scale of University of California at Los Angeles(UCLA).  For the comparison of the two group averages, the student's t-test was used. For data analyzing; analysis of variance(ANOVA) was also used.
Results: According to the findings of this study, there was a significant difference between the loneliness experience of the retired and labor elderly men. As well, the elderly workers experience a greater extent of loneliness.(P<0.01)
Conclusions: Occupational and social status affects the loneliness experience. The lower quality of the occupational status and its social evaluation leads to a greater extent of loneliness. Meanwhile, the elderly labors report more extent of loneliness; which confirms this issue.
Keywords: Elderly, Labor Elderly, Retired Elderly, Loneliness
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2017/06/11 | Accepted: 2017/10/12 | Published: 2018/01/23
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Moatamedi A, Qaderi Bagajan K, Mazaheri Nejad Fard G, Soltani S. Comparative Study of Feeling Lonely Between Retired and Labor Elderly Men. Socialworkmag. 2017; 6 (2) :43-50
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