Effects of Religion and Purpose in Life on Elders ’ Subjective Well-Being and Attitudes Toward Death

@inproceedings{Ardelt2003EffectsOR,
  title={Effects of Religion and Purpose in Life on Elders ’ Subjective Well-Being and Attitudes Toward Death},
  author={Monika Ardelt},
  year={2003}
}
Although religiosity tends to help older people to cope with physical and social losses, not all studies find a significant association between religious involvement and well-being in old age. It might be that primarily the intrinsic rather than the extrinsic aspect of religiosity is responsible for the positive effect of religiosity on well-being. Using a sample of 103 community dwelling older adults (58+), multivariate regression analyses showed that purpose in life rather than extrinsic or… CONTINUE READING

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The research was supported by a Brookdale National Fellowship , a grant from NIH / NIA ( R03 AG14855 - 01 ) , and a Research Initiation Project Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida .
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