A cross-cultural study of spirituality, religion and personal beliefs as components of quality of life

[No Value] The WHOQOL-SRPB Group, Suzanne M Skevington

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Abstract

This paper reports on an international study in 18 countries (n=5087) to observe how spirituality, religion and personal beliefs (SRPB) relate to quality of life (QoL). SRPB is assessed using the World Health Organization's QoL Instrument (the WHOQOL), where eight additional facets were included to more fully address these issues as they pertain to QoL, along with physical, social, psychological and environmental domains. The facets address issues such as inner peace, faith, hope and optimism, and spiritual connection. The results showed that SRPB was highly correlated with all of the WHOQOL domains (p
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1486-1497
Number of pages12
JournalSocial Science and Medicine
Volume62
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2006

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