Quest for a good life: Spiritual values, life goals, and college students

Zhang, Kaili (2014) Quest for a good life: Spiritual values, life goals, and college students. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 6 (1). pp. 91-98. ISSN 17585872

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Introduction: Values and life goals are associated with one’s general well-being and quality of life. However, there is insufficient documentation in regards to issues that are linked with the notions of spiritual values and life goals among college students in Asia. This study addressed this lack of research by focusing on the spiritual values and life goals among students in Singapore.
Methods: 490 structured surveys and 64 follow-up interviews were taken in two government-sponsored universities in Singapore.
Results: Statistics showed that spiritual values were positively correlated with intrinsic goals, which had been shown to strongly relate to subjective well-being (SWB).
Discussion: Developing spiritual values may promote subjective well-being through enabling college students to find meaning and purpose in life.

Keywords:spiritual values, life goals, college students, personal development
Subjects:X Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
X Education > X900 Others in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:45630
Deposited On:24 Aug 2021 11:01

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