Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Gerum Tareke

Gerum Tareke


  • Research Article
    Psychological Wellbeing of Elders as a Function of Religious Involvement, Spirituality and Personal Meaning in Life
    Author(s): Belay Tefera Kibret and Gerum TarekeBelay Tefera Kibret and Gerum Tareke

    A developmentally salient concern so characteristic of the growing persons in the latter years is psychological well-being. This study attempted to examine the status of this psychological well-being of elders aged 60-89 years and possible existential (religious involvement, spirituality and personal meaning in life) and demographic factors (gender, age and education) affecting this status. Data were collected from 329 elders (162 males and 167 females) in Dessie Town through rating scales. Findings indicated that most elders had moderate and above moderate score on self-esteem and autonomy. Moreover, reasonable number of elders had moderate and high score on depression. There existed a significant difference between males and females in personal meaning in life, autonomy, selfesteem, and depression; males better in psychological well-being. In addition, one-way ANOVA results showed s.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000153

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