Spirituality and religiosity related to socio-demographic data of the elderly population*


  • Leiner Resende Rodrigues
  • Isabella Danielle Nader
  • Ana Teresa Melo Silva
  • Darlene Mara dos Santos Tavares
  • Luiza Maria Assunção
  • Nayara Paula Fernandes Martins Molina




Health of the Elderly, Religion, Spirituality.


Objective: to describe the relationship of spirituality and religiosity with gender, age and family income of the elderly people. Methods: this is a cross-sectional study with 643 elderly people using a socio-demographic questionnaire and a brief multidimensional measure of religiosity/spirituality. A descriptive analysis, Student’st-test (sex) and Pearson correlation for age and Spearman for income (p<0.05) were performed. Results: female prevailed, age group 60|-70 years old, living with the partner, education level of 1|-5 years of study and income of a minimum wage. The female presented higher averages than the male in most of the dimensions of religiosity and spirituality. The age presented a weak positive correlation in the dimensions of organizational religiosity and global self-assessment; while income did not present a statistically significant correlation. Conclusion: female and older adults presented greater dimensions of religiosity and spirituality, while income did not present significant correlation.




How to Cite

Rodrigues, L. R., Nader, I. D., Silva, A. T. M., Tavares, D. M. dos S., Assunção, L. M., & Molina, N. P. F. M. (2017). Spirituality and religiosity related to socio-demographic data of the elderly population*. Rev Rene, 18(4), 429–436. https://doi.org/10.15253/2175-6783.2017000400002



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