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The Influence of Religiosity on Psychological Well-Being and Life Satisfaction in an Elderly Population


Abstract ABSTRACT The major hypothesis tested in this research is that the psychological well-being and life satisfaction of elderly adult individuals can be predicted from religiosity (organizational and non-organizational religious beliefs and behaviors). The sample consisted of 142 adults between the ages of 65-90, with the majority in the 65-70 age group (48%) (SD = 1.176). The entire sample resides in the state of Arizona, in both urban and rural communities. Participants were administered a questionnaire which requested demographic information, and three instruments: the Duke University Religion Index (the DUREL), and the Affect Balance Scale and the Life Satisfaction Index - Z (LSIZ). Correlational and Multiple regression analyses were used t... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Moreno-Weinert, Inez (Author) / Moore, Elsie (Advisor) / Nakagawa, Kathryn (Committee member) / Ladd, Becky (Committee member) / Cohen, Adam (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Educational psychology / Developmental psychology / elderly / life satisfaction / psychological well-being / religiosity
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Educational Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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