Personal spiritual values and quality of life: Evidence from Chinese college students

Zhang, Kaili (2014) Personal spiritual values and quality of life: Evidence from Chinese college students. Journal of Religion and Health . ISSN 0022-4197

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Abstract

Values are guiding principles in our life. While some studies found spiritual values to be
“healthier”, Sagiv and Schwartz (2000) showed that people holding non-spiritual values
were higher on affective well-being. We examined the predictive power of these two
types of values with a longitudinal dataset collected from Chinese students in Hong Kong.
Structural equation modeling revealed that spiritual values (as well as family income)
positively predicted quality of life a year later. Non-spiritual, self-enhancement values,
did not show any association. Results suggest that developing spiritual values may
promote well-being through enabling individuals to find meaning and purpose in life.

Keywords:Personal spiritual values Quality of life College students Personal development
Subjects:X Education > X900 Others in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:45629
Deposited On:19 Aug 2021 09:39

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