Spiritual well-being; spirituality; religion; religiosity; religious beliefs
"This qualitative study aims to explore the impact of religious beliefs in terms of religiosity, including (1) religious background, (2) religious practices and (3) participation in religious activities, on the development of spiritual well-being of Chinese students. Thereafter, this research further discussed how and what religiosity has contributed to the development of the university students’ spiritual well-being. 27 individual in-depth interviews with university students were conducted. Findings contribute to the exploration of how the spiritual well-being of students could be influenced by their religious beliefs. Their religious doctrines, activities and practices may likewise be integrated in their daily lives. Moreover, religious doctrines, participation in religious activities and prayers or meditation positively contribute to the development of the university students’ spiritual well-being in specific domains (i.e., personal, communal, environmental and transcendental). Happiness, love, harmony, and devotion are affirmed as possible reasons and effects from their religious beliefs in the specific domains."
International Journal of Children's Spirituality
Pong, J. (2018). Contributions of religious beliefs on the development of university students’ spiritual well-being. International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 23 (4), 429-455. http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/1364436X.2018.1502164