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Spiritual and psychological health of Malaysian youths

Imam, Syed Sohail and Nurullah, Abu Sadat and Abd Rahman, Saodah and Md. Noon, Hazizan (2009) Spiritual and psychological health of Malaysian youths. In: Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion. Koninklije Brill NV, Leiden, pp. 85-101. ISBN 9789004175624

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The purpose of this study was to assess the magnitude of and association between measures of spiritual and psychological health in a sample of 358 undergraduate students of International Islamic University Malaysia (Mean age = 22.25 years, SD = 1.87). All the study variables correlated signifi cantly positive with each other. Significant gender difference existed in terms of mean life satisfaction scores only, with females more satisfied than males. Overall, spiritual well-being predicted self-efficacy, self-esteem, and life satisfaction significantly. Surprisingly, existential well-being predicted self-efficacy, self-esteem, and life satisfaction significantly, whereas religious well-being failed to do so. Discussion includes implications of the present findings for counseling practice and guidelines for future research.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4391/940
Uncontrolled Keywords: spiritual health, psychological health, youth
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > BJ1188 Religious ethics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Depositing User: Sakinah Kamaludin
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2011 15:50
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 10:56
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/940

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