ERIC Number: EJ699229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Reference Count: 48
Relationship of Ethnic Identity and Spiritual Development: An Exploratory Study
Chae, Mark H.; Kelly, Deborah B.; Brown, Christa F.; Bolden, Mark A.
Counseling and Values, v49 n1 p15 Oct 2004
The current investigation examined the relationship of ethnic identity and spiritual development. The Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (J. Phinney, 1992), Spirituality Ends Measure (B. Fiorito & L. Ryan, 1998), and Spirituality Means Measure (B. Fiorito & L. Ryan, 1998) were administered to 198 male and female college students from 4 ethnic groups. Results revealed differences among ethnic groups in the way that they identified with their ethnic heritage and spiritual orientation. In addition, the results Indicated that ethnic identity was positively associated with an intrinsic spiritual means orientation and negatively related to an extrinsic spiritual ends orientation. Implications for counselors and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Descriptors: Religious Factors, Cultural Background, Spiritual Development, Ethnicity, College Students, Cultural Differences, Hispanic American Students, African American Students, Asian American Students, White Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure