Psychological Well-being and Psychological Loneliness Among Retirees With High Blood Pressure

Abstract

Background: Retirees are generally suffering from various physical and psychological problems. One of which is high blood pressure which is associated with psychological problems such as feelings of loneliness and deteriorated well-being. Objective: The study aimed to: 1. Identify the level of psychological well-being among pensioners with high blood pressure. 2. Effects of gender on the Psychological well-being dimensions among the sample. 3. Effects of age on the Psychological well-being dimensions among the sample. 4. Identify the level of psychological loneliness among pensioners with high blood pressure. Method: The study used the descriptive causal comparative methodology on a sample of 112 retirees with hypertension. Results: 1. It was found that the level of Psychological well-being within the sample was average. 2. There were statistically significant differences on some psychological well-being dimensions (Environmental Mastery, Positive Relations and Self-acceptance) based on gender. But no statistically significant differences in psychological well-being dimensions (personal growth, autonomy and purpose in life) based on gender. 3. There were statistically significant differences on some psychological well-being dimensions (personal growth, purpose in life) based on age. But no statistically significant differences in psychological well-being dimensions (autonomy, Environmental Mastery, Positive Relations and Self-acceptance) based on age. 4. It was found that the level of Psychological loneliness was average.



Author Information
Lahcene Bouabdellah, University of Setif 2, Algeria
Nasserine Khouri, University of Setif 2, Algeria
Houda Kherbache, University of Setif 2, Algeria
Mohamed Mokdad, University of Bahrain, Bahrain
Bouhafs Mebarki, University of Oran 2, Algeria

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Conference: ECP2019
Stream: Mental Health

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