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1- Department of Psychology, Razi University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran. , payam.varaee@gmail.com
2- Department of Psychology, Razi University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran.
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Objectives: Psychological well-being can affect the various aspects of the life of the elderly. Most researchers confirm that religion is related to individual psychological well-being. But the causes of this synopsis are clearly not clear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the mediating role of death anxiety and self-compassion in the relationship between religiosity and psychological well-being.
 
Materials and Methods: For this purpose, a sample of 300 elderly was selected by simple random sampling method of maintenance center of Kermanshah. Mini-mental state examination, religious orientation, self-compassion, death anxiety and psychological well-being were used as a research tool. . To analyze the data, spss version 23 was used to calculate descriptive and correlation indices and AMOS version 23 was used for structural equation modeling.
 
Results: Based on the obtained results, the causal model of the relationship between religious orientation, self-compassion, death anxiety and psychological well-being is confirmed based on various fitness indicators. Accordingly, religiosity has a direct relationship with psychological well-being; and death anxiety and self-compassion can completely mediation this relationship.
 
Conclusion: Based on these findings, religiosity can have a very high impact on self-compassion and reduction of death anxiety and as a result, have Improvement Psychological well-being in the elderly.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2018/04/27 | Accepted: 2018/07/09

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