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Varaee P, Momeni K, moradi A. The relationship between religiosity, self- compassion and psychological well-being in elderly people. rph. 2019; 13 (3) :1-18
URL: http://rph.khu.ac.ir/article-1-3220-en.html
1- Department of Psychology, Razi University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. , payam.varaee@gmail.com
2- Department of Psychology, Razi University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
Abstract:   (1179 Views)
Psychological well-being is one of the most important variables related to the mental health, including the basic needs of the elderly, which can affect the various aspects of elderly people’s life. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of self‐compassion in the relationship between religiosity and psychological well-being. Sample consisted of 300 elderly people whom was selected by simple random sampling method in Kermanshah, Iran. Participants responded to psychological well-being questionnaire, self-compassion scale, and attitude toward religion scale. In order to analyze the data, structural equation modeling was used. The results indicated that there was a significant and positive association between religiosity, self‐compassion, and psychological well-being. Mediating role of self‐compassion in the relationship between psychological well-being and religiosity was confirmed. So it seems religiosity increase self-compassion and this leads to higher well-being.
     
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/7 | Accepted: 2019/12/22 | Published: 2019/12/22

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