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ERIC Number: EJ792783
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1055-6699
Spirituality among a College Student Cohort: A Quantitative Assessment
Dennis, Dixie; Muller, Susan M.; Miller, Kim; Banerjee, Priya
American Journal of Health Education, v35 n4 p220-227 Jul-Aug 2004
This study was designed to quantify indices of spirituality, the directing health dimension, which affects health and life satisfaction. Because college marks a time when life patterns are established, a college population was chosen. A cohort of 524 northeastern U.S. college students completed the 48-item Life Attitude Profile-Revised (LAP-R) in the fall semester, 2002. Overall, results revealed that these students demonstrated a moderate degree of spirituality, with females indicating a higher measure of spirituality than males. Also, females in this study were found to have clearer goals and a keener sense about why they are "here." Males, on the other hand, were less satisfied with life, suggesting that they were searching for their identity. These findings imply that health educators may need to help students, particularly males, search for and enhance their degree of spirituality in order to be healthier and to establish positive life patterns for adulthood. A "spiritual norming" campaign may be helpful for these students. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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