Relationship between Social Support and Hope and Death Anxiety among the Old People of Tehran Omid Cultural Center

Asiye Amini chokami, Vida Razavi

Abstract

Goal of the present research is to study relationship between social support and hope and death anxiety among old people of Omid Cultural Center located in District 13 of Tehran Municipality. The statistical population included all 1000 old people of Omid Cultural Center located in District 13 of Tehran Municipality and 240 people had the minimum education of high school degree and acceptable cognitive ability to respond to the questions. The sample size was 160 persons based on Morgan Table and considering potential drop of 160 persons and the sampling method was simple random method. Data analysis was conducted with Pearson Correlation method and Multivariate Regression Analysis. Results showed that there was direct relationship between social support and hope. Among the components of social support, family and friends had significant relationship with hope while social support of others didn’t have such relationship. Among the components of social support, only family had negative significant relationship with death anxiety.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijls.v9i2.12052

International Journal of Life Sciences 9 (2) : 2015; 65-70

Keywords

Social support; Hope; Death anxiety

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijls.v9i2.12052

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