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The Present study aims to Assess The Influence of Locus of Control and Psychological Well- Being on Altruistic Behaviour in Joint and Nuclear Families. The objectives of the research were to: (1) To study the relationship (if any) between Altruism and Psychological Well-Being in Joint and Nuclear Family. (2) To study the relationship (if any) between Altruism and Locus of Control in Joint and Nuclear Family. (3) To assess the role of Nuclear and Joint Family in the level of Altruism, Locus of Control and Psychological Well-Being.
The first and the main variable of this study is Altruism. Altruism refers to the tendency to act to promote someone else’s welfare, even at a cost or risk to ourselves. It involves the unselfish concern for other
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As per the scores obtained, it was observed that the correlation of altruism and locus of control was found to be higher in the case of joint family,than the nuclear one. This means that in joint family, people probably have a high external locus of control which lowers altruism tendency, in comparison to that in nuclear family. Thus, individuals belonging to a joint family have a higher tendency to believe that the external factors have control or influence over the events in their lives, wheras, individuals belonging to nuclear family believe that they themselves control their lives and the events in it,to a large extent. Hence, there is a stronger effect of locus of control on altruism in joint family than in nuclear family,verifying the higher obtained correlation in the respective…show more content…
The results indicated that there is no significant difference between the role of joint and nuclear family in respect to altruism, locus of control and psychological well being.Thus, the hypotheses pertaining to this i.e., there would be a significant difference between Joint and Nuclear Family responsiveness for Altruistic Behaviour, Locus of Control and Psychological Well-Being, is rejected. This could be due to the ongoing change in unity and diversity of our culture and the effect of it on the family system. The disapperance of emotional ethos has affected the socio-psychological environment of the individuals and our collectivistic society is in the process of becoming an individualistic one, but our tradition and culture would not make this process too
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