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Conceptualizing Spiritual well-Being: A Qualitative Inquiry

  • Vivian W. Q. LouEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research book series (BRIEFSWELLBEING)

Abstract

In reviewing the literature on spiritual well-Being in the Chinese context, it becomes clear that Chinese spirituality has not yet been systematically studied. Not only is there a lack of theoretical discussion of its conceptualization, but the underlying mechanism has not been studied or developed. Against this background, a qualitative study that aimed to explore the meaning of spiritual well-Being among Chinese older adults was conducted. This chapter describes the background, methodology, and findings based on focus group discussions and in-depth interviews conducted with members of four key stakeholder groups, including community-dwelling older adults, long-term care facility residents, family caregivers, and formal caregivers.

Keywords

Focus Group Social Security Family Caregiver Religious Affiliation Chinese Context 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Sau Po Centre on AgeingThe University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong SAR

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