LONELINESS, COGNITIVE DISTORITIONS, RESELIENCE, FAMILY SUPPORT AND DEPRESSION AMONG OLDER PEOPLE


Conceptual papers typically focus on proposing new relationships among constructs; the purpose is thus to develop logical and complete arguments about these associations rather than testing them empirically. The current article is the conceptual paper; however, the aim of the present study is to examine the relationship between loneliness, cognitive distortions, resilience, family support and depression among older people. Purposive sampling technique will be used to collect data from 300 participants form Pakistan. Cognitive distortion scale, UCLA loneliness scale, family support scale, Connor Davidson resilience scale and beck depression inventory will be used as an assessment measure in the current study to check the level of loneliness, cognitive distortions, resilience, family support and depression. SPSS-27 software will be used for the statistical analysis in the present study. Pearson product moment correlation analysis, reliability analysis, independent sample t-test and hierarchal regression analysis will be used in the current study. The authors conclude that higher level of loneliness and cognitive distortions will lead to higher level of depression. Policy makers, social workers and organizations that wish to jointly address mental health and performance at work would benefit from reducing depression by enhancing resilience and importance of family support.