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Religion and Well-Being in Aging Persons in an Aging Society

Journal of Social Issues

Author: McFadden, S. H.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1995

Abstract:

Argues that religion's effects on well-being in later life should be considered separately from other points in the life span because older persons demonstrate the highest levels of religious participation of any age group; religious institutions frequently offer services of various kinds to elders, & religious traditions articulate values about aging that support well-being. Although it has been suggested that religion can sometimes adversely affect the well-being of older people, many empirical studies find a salutary effect. Findings about religion's positive effects on older adults' well-being have implications for social service agencies, long-term care facilities, educational institutions, health care services, & congregations.

Further Details

Pages: 161-175
Volume: 51
Issue: 2
Accession Number: 23.5.03
Keywords: older
Reads: 181
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