publication . Other literature type . Article . 2000

Loneliness, Religiousness, and Purpose in Life in the Oldest Old

Anders Skogstad CandPsychol; DrPolit Margareth Bondevik Rn;
  • Published: 26 Jun 2000
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
ABSTRACT Two groups of Norwegian individuals 80 years of age and older, one living in nursing homes and one in the community, were compared with respect to loneliness, religiousness, purpose in life (PIL), and age group. There were no differences in loneliness identified between groups with regard to residence. Community residents between 80–89 years reported significantly higher loneliness scores than did the age group between 90–105 years. A majority of all subjects reported religion to be important, but age group comparisons yielded non-significant results. Residents living in the community reported significantly higher PIL scores than did residents in instit...
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free text keywords: Religious studies, Life-span and Life-course Studies, Psychology, Community resident, Oldest old, Residence, Purpose in life, Norwegian, language.human_language, language, Loneliness, medicine.symptom, medicine, Gerontology, Group comparison, Community group
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