Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 29, Issue 1, pp 41–48 | Cite as

Perceived life quality of older and younger tibetans

  • Mohammed Fazel


Tibetans have enjoyed a reputation for contentment and a jovial disposition. This study examines the extent to which this positive outlook on life persists despite their 25-year stay as refugees in India, and the transferability of this positive outlook to first-generation, Indian-born Tibetans. With this in mind, older Tibetan refugees (N = 45) and younger Tibetan refugees (N = 45) residing in Himachal Pradesh in India were administered the Life Quality Scale (Q.O.L.). As expected, younger Tibetan refugees shared significant characteristics on the Q.O.L. scale with older Tibetans. Similarities and differences in the outlook of the two age groups are examined.


Significant Characteristic Life Quality Positive Outlook Quality Scale Tibetan Refugee 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Fazel
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  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesPurdue University in Fort WayneIndiana

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