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Temas em Psicologia

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VIEIRA, Danielly Costa Roque  and  AQUINO, Thiago Antonio Avellar de. Subjective vitality, meaning in life and religiosity in older people: a correlational study. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.2, pp. 483-494. ISSN 1413-389X.

This article aims to identify the relationship between the religiosity, the perception of meaning in life, the ontological perception of time, and the subjective vitality in elder people. This research included a sample of 100 senior citizens that used to attend senior citizens groups, with an average age 67.2 years old (SD = 5.6), who responded to the Religious Attitudes Scale (RAS-20), the Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ), the Ontological Perception of Time Scale (OPTS), the Subjective Vitality Scale (SVS), as well as answered a demography questionary. The results showed a positive correlation between the Subjective Vitality with presence for meaning, as well as to the individual past, present, and future. On the other hand, the research shows that the Search for Meaning is closely related to the religious behavior and to religious feeling. Moreover, the research shows that the presence of meaning is related to the knowledge religious, behavior, as well as to the perception of present and future. These findings were discussed based on the conception of Logotherapy and Analysis Existential.

Keywords : Aging; religiosity; meaning in life; vitality.

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