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Religiosidad y depresión en adultos mayores institucionalizados de Lima Metropolitana(Universidad Católica del Norte, 2017-03)This study aimed to determine the relationship between religiosity and depression of senior citizens living in retirement homes in the Lima Metropolitan area – Peru. The sample was composed of 150 informants: 88 women and 62 men, whose ages ranged between 65 and 90 with an average of 77.84. Two instruments were applied: Age Universal I-E 12 (Simkim & Etchezahar, 2013) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) (Gómez-Angulo & Campo-Arias, 2011). Results revealed that the social orientation of religiosity has a weak but significant correlation with depression whereas the personal orientation showed no correlation with depression. Based on these data, the hypothesis is discarded. In addition, results of correlations among variables regarding sociodemographic record were obtained. Finally, implications and suggestions for future research were discussed.Acceso abierto