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The study of spiritual health of aged volunteers in Taiwan


Hung, Ying-tsun and Li, Ming-fen and Chiu, Yu-chiu (2010) The study of spiritual health of aged volunteers in Taiwan. In: Lifelong Learning International Conference 2010 (3LInC '10 ) , 10 - 12 November 2010, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Spirituality plays a vital role in determining the state of well-being of the elderly. The purpose of this study was to explore the spiritual health of aged volunteers in Taiwan. Methods: Twelve aged volunteers were interviewed. They are 6 male and 6 female, age range 60 to 85 years.Data were analyzed using thematic analysis. Results: The results of this study was that from social services, the aged volunteers learned to open their mind and no so attached. Through helping others,they interconnected to foster their spiritual health. From helping others, they fell that they are so lucky, and become more grateful, joyful, peaceful. In their later life, they found their meaning in life. Religion play important role for aged volunteers, through religion belief, they became more aggressive doing social services. Conclusions: The aged volunteers did social services by supported family members. From volunteer services, they enhanced spiritual health and live more meaningful and grateful.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organised by Executive Development Centre Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: aged volunteer, life style, spiritual health, meaning in life
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Executive Development Centre
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2011 03:31
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2011 03:31
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2013

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