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JHC 2020, 22(2): 168-175 Back to browse issues page
The Relationship between God Attachment and Attitude toward Death in Elderly People of Ardabil in 2019
Kh Nasiri , A Habibi , V Agha Mohammadi , M Savadpoor , M Jafari
Student Research Committee, Faculty of Nursing and midwifery¸ Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil, Iran
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Background & objectives: Aging is a biological and natural phenomenon and one of the stages of life. One of the undeniable facts of aging is getting closer to death. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between attachment to God and attitude toward death in the elderly of Ardabil in 2019.
Methods: The present research was a correlational study performed on 400 elderly people in Ardabil city in 2019 by random sampling method. The instruments used in the study were Beck and McDonaldchr('39')s attachment to God and attitude to death (DAP-R) questionnaire. Data were analyzed by SPSS/23 software.
Results: The findings of this study showed that the mean and standard deviation of total score of attachment to God and attitude toward death were 36.52±9.52 and 77.31±12.60, respectively. The correlation between attachment to God and attitude to death in elderly was 0.58. According to the linear regression model, attention to God, trust in God, and the total score of attachment to God predict 52% of the variance in attitudes toward death.
Conclusion: The findings indicated that higher secure attachment styles to God are effective in promoting positive attitudes toward death and mental health in the elderly.
Keywords: Elderly, Attachment, Death, God
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Type of Study: Correlation | Subject: Psychiatric Nursing
Received: 2020/08/4 | Accepted: 2020/10/20 | Published: 2020/10/21
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Nasiri K, Habibi A, Agha Mohammadi V, Savadpoor M, Jafari M. The Relationship between God Attachment and Attitude toward Death in Elderly People of Ardabil in 2019. JHC. 2020; 22 (2) :168-175
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