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The positive correlation between well-being and religious practices & spirituality in the period of late adulthood
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CitationKahrıman, E. N. ve Bulut, S. (2022). The positive correlation between well-being and religious practices & spirituality in the period of late adulthood. Current Research in Psychology and Behavioral Science (CRPBS), 3(5): 1057.
In this research article, the positive relationship between the level of religiosity, life satisfaction, and mental wellbeing in the old age period are conveyed. Initially, the aging process is touched upon and the physical and mental problems that people face in the old age process are demonstrated. A few of these problems are the restriction in physical activities, the isolation brought by city life, the narrowing of the family unit, and retirement psychology. Moreover, the concepts of spirituality and religion are mentioned and their positive effects on human life are highlighted. These effects may be the belief that the god will be with the person, will help, death is a meeting with the god, religion, and prayer play an important role in correcting the mistakes made in the past. All these beliefs keep the person away from worldly concerns and bring along with well-being in the old age process. At the end of the research article, the positive correlation of religion and spirituality on people’s mental health and well-being in the old age process and its reasons are explained. Examples from various studies conducted in the East and West were given and the positive correlation between religion and spiritual wellbeing was supported by these examples.