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Older adults’ spirituality and life satisfaction: a longitudinal test of social support and sense of coherence as mediating mechanisms

Cowlishaw, Sean; Niele, Sylvia; Teshuva, Karen


Spirituality is proposed to be a component of successful ageing and has been shown to predict wellbeing in old age. There has been conceptual discussion of possible mechanisms that link spirituality with positive psychological functioning in older adults, but few empirical examinations of these linking mechanisms over time. The current study examined the role of Antonovsky's Sense of Coherence (SOC) and social support in mediating the effects of spirituality on life satisfaction in older...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-07-24
Type: Journal article
Source: Ageing and Society 33.7 (2013):1243-1262
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.1859


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