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

Zhang, Kaili and Dawen, Esther (2014) Quest for a good life: Spiritual values, life goals, and college students. Asia-Pacific Psychiatry, 6 (1). pp. 91-98. ISSN 1758-5872

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1758-5872.2012.00183.x

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Abstract

Introduction:
Values and life goals are associated with one’s general well-being and quality of life. However, there is insufficient documentation about issues that are linked with the notions of spiritual values and lifegoals 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: Four hundred and ninety 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 by enabling college students to find meaning and purpose in life.

Keywords:spiritual values, college students, life goals
Subjects:X Education > X142 Training Teachers - Higher Education
X Education > X900 Others in Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:45973
Deposited On:09 Aug 2021 15:59

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