Well-being in people living with HIV/AIDS in relation to belief in just world

Deepti B Duggi, Iranna S. Amashi, Shanmukh V. Kamble

Abstract


The just-world hypothesis is the assumption that a person's actions are inherently inclined to bring morally fair and fitting consequences to that person, to the end of all noble actions being eventually rewarded and all evil actions eventually punished. The present study is counted to find out the significance of the relationship of well-being of
men and women living with HIV/AIDS with their personal and general belief in just world. A purposive sample of
100 male and 100 female people living with HIV/AIDS are selected for the study. The sample was selected for the
study from Positive People Network, NGOs and ART centers. The sample was collected from Hubli-Dharwad
Corporation and Gadag. Personal Belief in Just World Scale developed by Claudia Dalbert (1999); The General
Belief in Just World Scale developed by Dalbert and Schmitt (1987); and Trait Well Being Inventory developed by
Dalbert (1992) measures were used to test the hypotheses. Results of the present study revealed that, General belief
and Personal belief of just world of men living with HIV/AIDS have positive correlation mood level and satisfaction
level. Further, General belief and Personal belief of just world of men living with HIV/AIDS have also had positive
and significant relationship with overall mood and satisfaction level. Contrary to this, General belief and Personal
belief of just world women living with HIV/AIDS has no relation with mood level, but has relationship with
satisfaction level and overall mood and satisfaction level of women living with HIV/AIDS.

Keywords


well-being, mood level, satisfaction level and belief in just worlds

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15614/ijpp.v9i01.11740

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