Hubungan Spiritualitas dengan Kesepian pada Lansia di UPT Pelayanan Sosial Tresna Werdha (PSTW) (Correlation between Spirituality and Loneliness in Elderly in the UPT Pelayanan Sosial Tresna Werdha (PSTW))

  • Ulfi Bini’Matillah
  • Latifa Aini Susumaningrum
  • Muhammad Zulfatul A`la

Abstract

Elderly is a condition where someone experience a lot of changes, for instance psychological change.
Loneliness is a elderly psychological disorder elderly that can be overcome with spirituality. This study
aimed to analyze the correlation between spirituality and loneliness in elderly in the Pelayanan Sosial
Tresna Werdha (PSTW) Jember. This research applied an observasional analytic design with cross
sectional approach. 91 respondents are gained by employing simple random sampling using Spiritual
Well-Being Scale (SWBS)(r=0,895) and UCLA Loneliness Scale (r=0,94). Data were analyzed by
using Spearmen correlation test with significance level of 0.05. The result of the spirituality variable
reserach shows 71,00 median and ± 45-86, meanwhile on loneliness variable 38,00 median and ± 20-
69. There was a significant negative correlation between spirituality ang loneliness (p value: 0.000 ; r:-
0,718). Spirituality become one of coping strategy to overcome elderly’s loneliness. Spirituality
become power to elderly in facing problem and increasing life quality so can decrease their loneliness.
The study shows that the importance of increasing the spirituality to decrease loneliness level on
elderly who live at Panti Werdha.
Keywords: elderly, spirituality, loneliness

Published
2018-09-26
How to Cite
BINI’MATILLAH, Ulfi; SUSUMANINGRUM, Latifa Aini; A`LA, Muhammad Zulfatul. Hubungan Spiritualitas dengan Kesepian pada Lansia di UPT Pelayanan Sosial Tresna Werdha (PSTW) (Correlation between Spirituality and Loneliness in Elderly in the UPT Pelayanan Sosial Tresna Werdha (PSTW)). Pustaka Kesehatan, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 3, p. 438 - 445, sep. 2018. ISSN 2355-178X. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/JPK/article/view/11589>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2020.
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