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Livstillfredsställelse och religion: En kvantitativ studie om relationen mellan religion, livstillfredsställelse och sociala nätverk hos äldre svenskar
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Life satisfaction and religion : A quantitative study on the relationship between religion, life satisfaction and social networks for older Swedes. (English)
Abstract [sv]

Då de äldre delarna av populationen förväntas bli en större andel av den svenska totalpopulationen är det av intresse att undersöka deras hälsotillstånd, där livstillfredsställelse tycks vara en viktig faktor för ett gott åldrande. Utomlands har ett starkt stöd för en korrelation mellan livstillfredsställelse och religiositet hittats. Ett delsyfte i denna studie var att undersöka om en sådan korrelation även kan hittas i sekulära Sverige. Utifrån att också en stark korrelation mellan livstillfredsställelse och sociala nätverk hittats både utomlands och i Sverige var nästa delsyfte att undersöka om de sociala nätverk som kan hittas via ett religiöst deltagande i till exempel en församling bättre kan förklara religionens effekt på livstillfredsställelse än just religiositeten själv. Deltagarna i studien var hämtade från en longitudinell studie kring åldrande och vård kallad "The Swedish National Study on Aging and Care" (SNAC). Resultaten kunde inte visa på någon korrelation mellan religiositet och livstillfredsställelse i Sverige. I och med detta utgick ansatsen till att förklara en sådan korrelation. Studien pekade på att effekten religiositet har på en svensk befolkning tycks skilja sig från den effekt den har på andra populationer.

Abstract [en]

As the elder parts of the population are expected to become a larger proportion of the Swedish total population there is an interest in investigating their state of health, for which life satisfaction seems to be an important factor. Strong support for a correlation between life satisfaction and religiousness has been found outside of Sweden. One aim of this study was to investigate if such a correlation could also be found in secular Sweden. A strong correlation between life satisfaction and social networks has also been found both in and outside of Sweden. Following this the next aim of the study was to investigate if the social network that can be found via religious participation in for example a congregation could better explain the effect of religion on life satisfaction than religiousness itself. The participants in the study were gathered from a longitudinal study about aging and care called "The Swedish National Study on Aging and Care"(SNAC). The results did not show any correlation between religiousness and life satisfaction in Sweden. The Study indicates that the effect religiousness has on the Swedish population seems to be different from the effect it has on other populations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
Aging, life satisfaction, religiousness, social network
Keywords [sv]
Åldrande, livstillfredsställelse, religiositet, sociala nätverk
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-64720OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-64720DiVA, id: diva2:1105266
Educational program
Psychologist Programme, 300 credits
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Available from: 2017-06-02 Created: 2017-06-02 Last updated: 2017-06-02Bibliographically approved

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