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ERIC Number: EJ855890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Spirituality and Well-Being: "New Age" and "Evangelical" Spiritual Expressions among Young People and Their Implications for Well-Being
Hodder, Jacqueline
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v14 n3 p197-212 Aug 2009
The qualitative research project, Young People and Spirituality, was conducted as part of my doctoral studies exploring the phenomenon of contemporary youth spirituality. The findings mirrored sociological accounts of postmodern religion, as most participants' beliefs fell into one of two categories: "New Age" or "evangelical". These two forms of belief can be said to be orientated around individual and communal expressions of spirituality. Both systems present benefits and challenges in terms of young people's well-being. However, it is the interplay between an individual's well-being and a society's well-being through the lens of spirituality that raises interesting conundrums and important implications. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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