Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 58, Issue 6, pp 2251–2262 | Cite as

Spiritual Orientation, Meaning in Life, Life Satisfaction, and Well-Being in Mothers with Disabled Children

  • Gamze YilmazEmail author
Original Paper


This study was planned in order to investigate the relationship between spiritual orientation with meaning in life, life satisfaction and well-being in mothers with disabled children. The research was carried out with 128 mothers in a private rehabilitation center at eastern Turkey. The Spiritual Orientation Scale (SOS), Meaning in Life Questionnaire (MLQ), Life Satisfaction Scale (LSS), and Well-Being Index (WBI) were used in the data collection. The mean score of the mothers on the SOS was found to be high (89.34 ± 7.14). It was determined that as the mean scores of mothers on the SOS increased, their mean scores on MLQ, LSS, and WBI increased and that the relationship between them was significant (p < 0.05). It was found that as the spiritual orientation of the mothers increased, meaning in life, life satisfaction, and well-being increased as well.


Disability Life satisfaction Meaning in life Spirituality Well-being 



The author wishes to thank all participants for engaging in this study. No financial support was received by author for the research of this article.


No funding.

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Conflict of interest

The author declares that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

Ethical approval was received from the ethics committee of the university (numbered 95531838-050.99) and Private Rehabilitation Center (numbered 99950190/200/111). All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study. The consent of mothers was obtained after informing them about the purpose of the study and the content of the forms and that the information obtained will be kept confidential and that they could use their right to withdraw from the research if necessary.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nursing Departmentİbrahim Çeçen University School of HealthAğrıTurkey

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