Proceedings of the 3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017)

Elderly Anxiety in the Process of Regular Hajj

Authors
Farah Zahruna Thirafi, Siti Nurina Hakim
Corresponding Author
Farah Zahruna Thirafi
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.45How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Anxiety, elderly, regular hajj
Abstract
Hajj is an annual worship performed by muslims throughout the world for those who are able to do it. The gathering of muslims all over the world in one place at the same time can be a concern for someone, especially for the elderly. In addition, various activities in the pilgrimage, worship site conditions that are not livable, and encountering various kinds of characters and human nature can also become burdens for the elderly. The purpose of this study is to identify the anxiety of elderly in the process of implementing a regular pilgrimage. The survey was conducted in two couples of elderly who run the hajj together, didn't have severe disease, and whose age more than 60 years, through a regular pilgrimage program. The informant retrieval method is by purposive sampling, while the retrieval of data used closed questionnaires and interviews covered with expert judgment to see the validity of the interview guide questions. The results of the study obtained that all subjects experienced anxiety, especially when mabit (stay overnight) in muzdalifah, mina and throw jumrah (stoning of the devil). The anxiety was caused by environmental factors, weather, physical and emotional state of the subjects. Perceiving and prayer are coping methods performed by the subjects to relieve their anxiety. Good spirit and strong intention of the subjects can also reduce their level of anxiety.
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Proceedings
3rd ASEAN Conference on Psychology, Counselling, and Humanities (ACPCH 2017)
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Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
February 2018
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978-94-6252-457-6
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/acpch-17.2018.45How to use a DOI?
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