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Sharifi S, abbasi S. The relationship between daily spiritual experience and happiness of elderly members of Isfahan retirement center in 2014. jgn. 2017; 3 (2) :34-45
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School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran , samiraabbasi6853@gmail.com
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Introduction and purpose: Retirement and old age are often interrelated phenomena that happiness of elderly decrease Because of social changes such as the loss of job and friends. While signifying spirituality as a Source of support can help him adapt to these changes. So the aim of this study was to determine the relationship between   daily spiritual experience and happiness of the retried elderly members of Isfahan retirement center in 2014

Materials and Method: This descriptive-analytic study was done among all retired adults were referred to Isfahan retirement center, which 192 of whom were recruited by simple random sampling.  The information collected via demographic variables, oxford happiness scale and daily spiritual experiences scale. Finally the data of 156 participants who completed the questionnaire were completely analysis by software SPSS 21 and Descriptive Statistical tests, Pearson correlation coefficient, t-test and ANOVA.

Findings:In this study the mean score of life satisfaction of elderly are 34.56± 11.45, which show the happiness of the elderly is lower than average. The mean score of their daily spiritual experiences are    16.9 ± 73.11 that show the appropriate level of spiritual experience in the elderly. In addition indicated that there were significant and positive correlations between daily spiritual experiences   and happiness of elderly (p

Conclusion: The results of this study emphasized on the importance of the daily spiritual experiences in increasing level of happiness among retired elderly.So it is recommended that programs and approaches be considered to increase the daily spiritual experiences of elderly in order to experience a happier life.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2016/12/21 | Accepted: 2017/02/8 | Published: 2017/02/28

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