Impact of Loneliness and Locus of Control on Depression of Elderly

The Moderating Role of Religiosity in Punjab, Pakistan

  • Fatima Khurram Bukhari Ph.D. Research Scholar Universiti Utara Malaysia / Assistant Professor, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Yahaya Bin Mahamood Professor, School of Applied Psychology, Social work and policy, Universiti Utara Malaysia
  • Zarina Binti Mat Saad Lecturer, School of Applied Psychology, Social work and policy, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Keywords: Loneliness, Depression, Locus of control, Old People


The present study will explore the impact of loneliness and locus of control on depression of elderly with the moderating role of religiosity in Punjab, Pakistan. The sample will be consisted on 800 individuals, 400 individuals from male population and 400 from female population of Punjab. The male population will be further divided on the basis of age, family size, marital status, education and socioeconomic status. Similarly female population will also be further divided on the basis of age, family size, marital status, education and socioeconomic status. Geriatric depression scale will be used to measure the level of depression in Elderly, University of California Los Angles loneliness scale will be used to measure loneliness. Levenson multidimensional Locus of control scale will be used to check the level of locus of control, Religiosity will act as a moderator and will be checked by using religiosity scale. Result of the study will be revealed by using Structural equation modeling technique with the help of Partial Least Square software.


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Khurram Bukhari, F., Bin Mahamood, Y., & Binti Mat Saad, Z. (2015). Impact of Loneliness and Locus of Control on Depression of Elderly. Journal of Business and Social Review in Emerging Economies, 1(1), 37-46.