Effects of Religiousness on Depressive Symptoms Among Elderly Persons in Taiwan

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摘要

The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of different religious activities and religious coping on depressive symptoms over time among elderly persons in Taiwan. Longitudinal data for 3,537 Taiwanese elderly persons from 1999 and 2003 were used. Hierarchical linear modeling was used for analysis. The study found that some religious activities, such as praying or reading scriptures, could reduce depressive symptoms over time, but more religious coping might accompany more depressive symptoms. In conclusion, religious activities may be beneficial to mental health. The praying behaviors of religious activities and religious coping are more like a coping mechanism rather than a characteristic of spiritual well being.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)446-457
頁數12
期刊Clinical Gerontologist
37
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 1 2014
對外發佈Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Gerontology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Health(social science)

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