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Table 3 Correlation between SWB and images of God, attitudes towards death and patient characteristics

From: Images of God and attitudes towards death in relation to spiritual wellbeing: an exploratory side study of the EORTC QLQ-SWB32 validation study in palliative cancer patients

    Existential (EX) Relationship with Self (RS) Relationships with Others (RO) Relationship with Something Greater (RSG) Relationship with God (RG)
Images of God Personal God r -,176 -,178 -,209 ,526** ,362
Sig. ,222 ,217 ,146 ,000 ,053
Non-personal God r -,243 -,119 -,072 ,438** ,073
Sig. ,092 ,188 ,624 ,002 ,713
Unknowable God r -,391** -,579** -,254 ,015 -,096
Sig. ,007 ,007 ,089 ,919 ,635
Attitudes towards death and afterlife Explicitly religious r -,126 -,139 -,144 ,562** ,498**
Sig. ,382 ,335 ,319 ,000 ,006
Agnostic/Atheistic r ,002 ,000 ,215 -,399** -,370*
Sig. ,987 ,999 ,133 ,004 ,048
Reincarnation r -,215 -,140 -,272 ,442** ,161
Sig. ,133 ,332 ,056 ,001 ,403
Community r -,082 -,079 -,153 ,580** ,386*
Sig. ,571 ,583 ,288 ,000 ,038
Continuation r ,004 -,064 -,110 ,678** ,477**
Sig. ,980 ,658 ,448 ,000 ,009
Patient characteristics Living with a partner r -,041 -,238 -,190 -,370** -,020
Sig. ,781 ,100 ,191 ,009 ,918
Religious/involved in a spiritual organization r ,125 ,073 ,021 ,468** -,229
Sig. ,388 ,612 ,883 ,001 ,232
Education r ,240 ,234 ,322* ,000 -,166
Sig. ,096 ,106 ,024 ,999 ,390
WHO performance status r -,395** -,326* -,168 ,187 ,048
Sig. ,005 ,022 ,247 ,199 ,808
  1. *indicates p < .05
  2. ** indicates p < .01 Pearson’s correlation coefficient r is given; RG is only for believers n = 29