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The positive effects of spiritual and religious belief and practice (e.g. church attendance or prayer) and the experience of personal meaning on older adultsâ€™ well-being are well documented. However, the associations between specific beliefs about Godâ€™s character and specific means of existential resolution have received little attention. The current exploratory study investigated associations between a God Concept Rating Form, generated from open-ended responses to the question â€œWhat is God like?â€, and Wongâ€™s seven subcategories of personal meaning. A significant negative correlation is found between salience of belief in a judgmental God and the Personal Meaning Profile subcategories of self-acceptance, self-transcendence and relationship with others. Salience of belief about Godâ€™s expectations for human behavior is positively correlated with self-transcendence at a near-significant level. Salience of traditional Christian beliefs is positively associated with meaning-finding through religion. Viewing God in relational terms is not associated with greater self-acceptance.
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