Meaning, Purpose, and Religiosity in At-Risk Youth: The Relationship Between Anxiety and Spirituality

Volume
Volume 31
Issue
Winter 2003
Title
Meaning, Purpose, and Religiosity in At-Risk Youth: The Relationship Between Anxiety and Spirituality
Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between spiritual well-being and anxiety in at-risk adolescents. The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, the Spiritual Well-Being Scale, a revised version of the Allport-Ross Religious Orientation Scale, and the Social Provisions Scale were administered to 45 male and female high school students who were considered to be at-risk. The research found that the higher the spiritual well-being, existential well-being, religious well-being and intrinsic religious orientation were among males, the lower the anxiety. Only lower existential well-being was associated with lower anxiety among females. Spiritual well-being and female gender were found to be the best predictors of anxiety from the variables studied.

Authors
Dr. T.L. Davis, Dr. B.A. Kerr and Dr. S.E. Robinson Kurpius
Pages
356 - 365
Price
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