Relationship of spirituality, subjective well -being, and psychological well -being in a population of African-American college students

Mary Elizabeth Walker, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of four variables: spirituality, religiosity, subjective well-being, and psychological well-being. Subjects were 51 male and 106 female African American college students recruited from various undergraduate classes. Each participant completed a demographic questionnaire concerning religious activity and a battery of surveys including the Spiritual Involvement and Beliefs Scale, the Scales of Psychological Well-Being, and the Satisfaction with Life Scale. Scale scores were analyzed by multiple regression, correlation, and independent samples t-tests. Results indicated that spirituality is a positive predictor of subjective well-being and psychological well-being. Religiosity was not found to have a significant relationship with subjective well-being or psychological well-being. Spirituality and religiosity showed a significant correlation. No significant differences were revealed between the subjective well-being scores of males and females.^

Subject Area

Black Studies|Psychology, Developmental|Psychology, Clinical

Recommended Citation

Mary Elizabeth Walker, "Relationship of spirituality, subjective well -being, and psychological well -being in a population of African-American college students" (2009). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3369443.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3369443

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