ERIC Number: EJ788291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Religious Involvement and the Social Competence and Adjustment of Indonesian Muslim Adolescents
French, Doran C.; Eisenberg, Nancy; Vaughan, Julie; Purwono, Urip; Suryanti, Telie A.
Developmental Psychology, v44 n2 p597-611 Mar 2008
This study assessed the relation between religious involvement and multiple indices of competence in 183 eighth- and ninth-grade Indonesian Muslim adolescents (M = 13.3 years). The authors assessed spirituality and religiosity using both parent and adolescent reports, and social competence and adjustment using multiple measures and data sources. Structural equation modeling analyses revealed that parent and adolescent reports of religiosity and spirituality yielded a single religious involvement latent variable that was related to peer group status, academic achievement, emotional regulation, prosocial behavior, antisocial/problem behavior, internalizing behavior, and self-esteem. The consistency of relations between religious involvement and competence may be in part attributable to the collectivist context of religion in West Java, Indonesia, within which people exhibit strong beliefs in Islam and religion permeates daily life.
Descriptors: Muslims, Prosocial Behavior, Structural Equation Models, Religion, Adolescents, Peer Groups, Foreign Countries, Religious Factors, Interpersonal Competence, Grade 8, Grade 9, Measures (Individuals), Academic Achievement, Antisocial Behavior, Adjustment (to Environment), Self Esteem
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Grade 9
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Identifiers - Location: Indonesia