Author: Asma Hafeez
Supervisor: Dr. Rafia Rafique
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study investigated whether spirituality and religiosity are predictors of psychological wellbeing in residents of old homes. It was hypothesized that psychological wellbeing is predicted by spirituality and religiosity. Moreover it was hypothesized that there is difference in level of spirituality between men and women residents of old homes. It was also hypothesized that there is difference in level of religiosity between men and women residents of old homes. Furthermore it was hypothesized that there is difference in level of psychological wellbeing between men and women residents of old homes. Within group research design was used to carry out the present research. A sample of (60) male and female residents of old homes were recruited from different old homes situated in the city of Lahore through non probability purposive sampling technique. Religious orientation scale (Gorsuch & Mcpherson, 1989), Spirituality Transcendence Scale (Pieldmont, 2004) and Psychological Wellbeing Scale (Diener, et al., 2009) were used for measuring the study variables. Linear regression and t-test were used to infer the purposed hypotheses. The results highlight that psychological wellbeing is predicted by religiosity. However no significant gender differences in religiosity and psychological wellbeing were found. The study holds implications for further researchers and it will give directions for psychological assessment and intervention for enhancing psychological wellbeing among residents of old homes.
Keywords: spirituality, religiosity, psychological wellbeing, old homes.
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