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ERIC Number: EJ1182135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Prayer Lessons to Promote Happiness among Kindergarten School Children: A Cross-Country Experimental Study
Pandya, Samta P.
Religious Education, v113 n2 p216-230 2018
Based on a one-year longitudinal experimental study with 3,782 kindergarten school children across 15 countries, this article examines the association between prayer and happiness. Results show that the post-test scores on the faces scale were higher for the participant group who had taken the prayer lessons vis-à-vis the comparison group. Regression analyses showed that children from affluent countries, Christian children, those who took more prayer lessons, and those who regularly self-practiced were more likely to be happier. Hierarchical and Tobit regression models revealed that frequency of prayer lessons and self-practice were strongest predictors of post-test faces scale scores. The happiness promoting potential of prayer for kindergarten school children is foregrounded.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India; China; Japan; Singapore; Egypt; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; Sweden; Norway; Germany; France; United Kingdom; United States; Canada; Australia