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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 13 2021 | None
Assessing Life Satisfaction Among the Most Destitute in Urban Slum Communities of Raipur Chhattisgarh
Richa Tiwari , DR.Balendumani Tripathi
Pages: 3118-3127
Life satisfaction and its determinants among slum dwellers in Raipur, India, are the subjects of this research. Age, gender, poverty indices, and life satisfaction data were gathered from 164 participants (91 percent female) in six slum settlements. Comparing this sample of slum dwellers to a typical sample from another big Indian metropolis, we found no statistically significant difference in their levels of global life satisfaction. According to the people of the slum, their social interactions were the most satisfying aspect of their existence, while their financial status was the least satisfying. Deprivation in health, education, and living standards non-monetary poverty indicators in addition to age and income, predicted global life satisfaction. The latest study lends credence to earlier research demonstrating that, despite the obvious lack of material resources, slum dwellers report higher levels of life satisfaction. The results also imply that subjective measures of happiness are more or less indicative of life satisfaction than objective measures of poverty. The theory regarding psychological adaptation to poverty is used to discuss the results. This study investigates the happiness levels of the poorest people living in urban slums in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The purpose of this study is to examine these underserved communities in depth and identify the variables that affect their level of life satisfaction using quantitative and qualitative research techniques. This study will first test a number of hypotheses on what factors influence people's happiness and then use statistical analysis to confirm or disprove these theories. The results shed light on the plight of the homeless in urban slums and pave the way for more precise actions to raise their standard of living.
life satisfaction, urban slums, destitute, Chhattisgarh, well-being, marginalized populations