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Perception of The Spiritual Dimension of An Individual
Introduction: Every person has its own belief as to what makes one’s life meaningful. Perception of spirituality is complex and a part of our human experience, and as such has cognitive, experimentaland behavioral aspects. Purpose of this work is to identify what is the general public’s perception of spirituality in life and connection between an individual's spiritual dimension and health, and its influence on a person's quality of life. Research and methods: 178 adults of the general public took part in the research. They were selected randomly. Research was conducted by an anonymous survey with questions based on the study of literature dedicated to this field of research. Results: For the majority of people who took part in the survey spirituality is an important part of life. 127 (71,3%) of them, who are of older age, said that spirituality helps them to deal with health problems. To a question about how they practice their spirituality, most of the answers were that through prayer, activities in nature and socializing with other people. Conclusion: Perception of the human spiritual dimension is important to understanding the influence of religion and spirituality on an individual's health. Spirituality as a person's autonomy has to be respected.