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Spiritual Well-Being and Its Relationship to Resilience in Young People: A Mixed Methods Case Study

Smith, Lindsay; Webber, Ruth and DeFrain, John (2013) Spiritual Well-Being and Its Relationship to Resilience in Young People: A Mixed Methods Case Study. SAGE open, April. pp. 1-16. ISSN 2158-2440


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Questions have arisen recently about the role of spiritual well-being in strengthening resilience of youth. To explore this association, this case study focused on the relationships and connectedness of young people who attend one religious organization as a means of enhancing their spiritual well-being. In line with the purposes of an instrumental case study, different sources of data (quantitative and qualitative) were collected on the phenomenon of interest—spiritual well-being. A theoretical purposive sample of 65 people participated in the study. A mixed methods research approach guided this case study, which incorporated both single- and multicase study techniques. Through an abductive analysis process, spiritual well-being and resilience were shown to be interrelated and ecologically bound. This mixed methods case study presents one possible explanation for the often observed yet poorly understood relationship between spiritual well-being and positive youth outcomes, such as resilience.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Spiritual, Resilience, Young People, Case Study
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220405 Religion and Society
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
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Depositing User: Mr Micah Daley-Carey
Date Deposited: 24 May 2017 02:27
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2017 04:22
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2937

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