Spiritual Well-Being: Conceptualization and Measurement

Volume
Volume 11
Issue
Winter 1983
Title
Spiritual Well-Being: Conceptualization and Measurement
Abstract

Recent attempts to measure the quality of life or subjective well-being show promise for a more helpful and accurate appraisal of the collective and individual state of people than objective, economically-oriented indicators have allowed. Unfortunately, the quality of life movement has virtually ignored the religious dimension of life and the part that such beliefs and practices play in well-being. In response to this void, Paloutzian and Ellison (1982) have developed a Spiritual Well-Being Scale which measures both religious and existential well-being. This article reports on the conceptualization of the spiritual well-being dimension, development of the scale, research which has utilized the scale, and suggests directions for future research.

Author
Dr. C.W. Ellison
Pages
330 - 340
Price
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