Effect Of Intergenerational Social Support And Loneliness On Subjective Wellbeing Of Institutionalized Malaysian Elders
The current study aims to gauge the effect of intergenerational social support and loneliness on subjective
wellbeing of institutionalized Malaysian elders. The sample size comprised of 192 elders from four different States of
Malaysia. They were recruited conveniently (M 98; F 94). Four valid instruments were employed to measure variables.
Cross-sectional survey method was employed. Data were tabulated through SPSS (21.0). Correlation as a statistical
technique was used to evaluate the relationship among variables. The results indicate, there is significant negative
relationship between intergenerational social support and loneliness (-.220**), same as, significant negative relationship
occurs between loneliness and subjective wellbeing (-.263**), and significant positive relationship between intergenerational
social support and subjective wellbeing (191**). Conclusively, study proves intergenerational social-support; loneliness and
subjective wellbeing are highly correlated constructs for Malaysian institutionalized elders. Future avenues and limitations of
current study are also cordoned off.
Keywords- Intergenerational Social Support; Loneliness; Subjective Wellbeing; Elders; Malaysia