Life Satisfaction Of The Aging Woman Religious


Journal Article

In this report we discuss the issues of life satisfaction for the elderly nun. A modification of the Philadelphia Geriatric Center Morale Scale was used to evaluate the feelings and attitudes of a group of aged women religious. Older persons drawn from a diverse religious background were used as a control group. Results suggest that strongly held religious values aid the elderly nun as she ages, and that her responses are different from her age mates. Finally, there is a discussion of some of the experiences of the aging religious which make her maturation unique. © Taylor © Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kvale, JN; Koenig, HG; Ferrei, C; Moore, HR

Published Date

  • May 11, 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 59 - 71

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0738-6184

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1300/J491v05n04_06

Citation Source

  • Scopus