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ERIC Number: EJ855885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 92
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Getting the Balance: Assessing Spirituality and Well-Being among Children and Youth
Fisher, John W.
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v14 n3 p273-288 Aug 2009
This paper provides a critique of available quantitative measures of spirituality and well-being that have been used with children and youth. These measures range in scope from single-item to complex multiple-item instruments. The four domain model of spiritual health and well-being has been used to classify each item in the spirituality measures to show how they address relationships with self (Personal Spiritual Well-being [SWB]), with others (Communal SWB), with the environment (Environmental SWB) and/or with a Transcendent Other (Transcendental SWB). Each instrument has been analysed to show how well it provides a balanced assessment of spiritual well-being, with the purpose of informing pastoral care. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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