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, 53 (4). pp. 986-1002. ISSN 0022-4197

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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 > X142 Training Teachers - Higher Education
X Education > X900 Others in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:45940
Deposited On:05 Aug 2021 11:18

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