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A cross-cultural study of spirituality, religion and personal beliefs as components of quality of life


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The WHOQOL-SRPB Group, [N. V.] and Skevington, S. M., 2006. A cross-cultural study of spirituality, religion and personal beliefs as components of quality of life. Social Science and Medicine, 62 (6), pp. 1486-1497.

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Abstract

This paper reports on an international study in 18 countries (n=5087) to observe how spirituality, religion and personal beliefs (SRPB) relate to quality of life (QoL). SRPB is assessed using the World Health Organization's QoL Instrument (the WHOQOL), where eight additional facets were included to more fully address these issues as they pertain to QoL, along with physical, social, psychological and environmental domains. The facets address issues such as inner peace, faith, hope and optimism, and spiritual connection. The results showed that SRPB was highly correlated with all of the WHOQOL domains (p

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsThe WHOQOL-SRPB Group, [N. V.]and Skevington, S. M.
DOI10.1016/j.socscimed.2005.08.001
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code9383
Additional InformationS. Skevington is a member of the WHOQOL-SRPB Group.

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