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ERIC Number: EJ987825
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
A Measure of Spiritual Sensitivity for Children
Stoyles, Gerard John; Stanford, Bonnie; Caputi, Peter; Keating, Alysha-Leigh; Hyde, Brendan
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v17 n3 p203-215 2012
Spirituality is an essential influence in a child's development. However, an age-appropriate measure of child's spiritual sensitivity is not currently available in the literature. This paper describes the development of a measure of children's spiritual sensitivity, the Spiritual Sensitivity Scale for Children (SSSC). Statistical analyses identified two semantically meaningful and psychometrically reliable clusters, titled "Outward Focus" and "Inward Reflective Focus." Significant relationships were also found between spiritual sensitivity, self-esteem and hopefulness. These findings suggested that the SSSC provides a robust indication of the strength of a child's spirituality as well as a useful companion measure alongside other measures of mental and emotional well-being. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia