Relation Between Quality of Executive Functions, Attention and Religious Beliefs in Elderly Population

Sladjana Arsic, Sanja Djurdjevic, Milos Arsic

Abstract


The presence of the religious beliefs in elderly may affect the self-control, socialization and the quality of life. We will try to determine the relation between the quality of executive functions, attention and the religious beliefs in elderly. This research included 50 subjects (27 female and 23 male).The following instruments were used: Questionnaire for the religiousness assessment; MMSE for cognitive condition assessment; WCST for the executive function assessment; TMT A B for the attention assessment. The higher degree of efficiency in achievement had the respondents who did not belong to the group of the religious estimating executive functions and attention, with statistical significance (p<.01). Statistically significant relation between the quality of executive function and attention and negative emotional experience was present in respondents who belonged to the group of the religious (p<.01). The respondents with the efficient executive functions and attention don`t belong to the group of the religious ones.


Keywords


executive functions; attention; religiousness.

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