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ERIC Number: EJ861420
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Recognition of Seven Spiritual Identities and Its Implications on Children
Kirmani, Mubina Hassanali; Kirmani, Sanaullah
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v14 n4 p369-383 Nov 2009
Seven spiritual identities are determined based on a study conducted on a group of 125 participants. The objective of the study was to examine (a) how spirituality is experienced individually and collectively; and (b) identify the commonalities and differences in spiritual experiences. The participants ranged in age from 17 to over 55, and were recruited from three sources. One group consisted of an on-campus population of undergraduate students majoring in different disciplines. The second group consisted of faculty and students who attended annual seminars on "Spirituality and Children". The third group consisted of participants at meetings and conferences who volunteered to participate in the study. Altogether they formed a self-selected sample of 29 males and 96 females, representing different religious and non-religious backgrounds. Based on the analysis seven spiritual identities are recognised and presented and broad classroom strategies for professionals working with children are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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