| Published: March 25, 2016
Relationship between Spiritual Well-Being, Life Satisfaction and Depression: A Study of Middle Aged People
The aim of the present study was to study spiritual well-being, life satisfaction and depression among middle aged people. 100 middle aged persons were taken for the present study. The Spiritual wellbeing Scale (SWB) developed by Paloutzian and Ellison (1982), Life Satisfaction Scale by Singh and Joseph and Beck Depression Inventory (2nd edition, 1996) were used to examine spiritual well-being, life satisfaction and depression respectively. It was revealed from the study that out of 100 middle aged people, 79% showed average level, and 21% showed high level of spiritual well being. In terms of life satisfaction, of the total sample 43% fall in average level and 57% fall in high level of life satisfaction. Also it was found that out of the total sample 68% fall in the minimal level of depression, 16% fall in the mild level, 10% fall in the moderate level of depression and the remaining 6% of the sample fall in the severe level of depression. Further, results of the study revealed significant negative correlations of spiritual well being and life satisfaction with depression among middle aged people. Also significant positive correlation of spiritual well being with life satisfaction was found among them. Furthermore results did not reveal any significant differences for spiritual well-being, life satisfaction and depression among middle aged people as far as their gender is concerned.
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© 2016 I H Shafi, N Bashir, U Yousuf, S Parveen, K Akhter
Received: January 12, 2016; Revision Received: January 29, 2016; Accepted: March 25, 2016
Published in Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016