Religiousness and subjective well-being among jewish female residents of old age homes in israel

Esther Iecovich

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Abstract

The present study explored the prevalence of religiousness among Jewish elderly women residing in old age homes in Israel and its impact on their subjective well-being. The sample included 464 respondents residing in 48 old age homes. Religiousness was measured through self-rated religiousness and religious faith scales (Ben Meir & Kedem, 1979). Subjective well-being was measured by the PGC (Philadelphia Geriatric Center) Morale Scale (Lawton, 1975). The findings revealed that the majority of the elderly define themselves as traditional, orthodox or ultra orthodox. Multiple regression analysis revealed that religiousness did not affect the residents’ subjective well-being.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)31-46
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Religious Gerontology
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002

Keywords

  • Israel
  • Jewish
  • Nursing homes
  • Old age homes
  • Religiosity
  • Subjective well-being

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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