Prayer, purpose in life, and attitudes toward substances: a study among 13- to 15-year-olds in England and Wales
Francis, Leslie J. and Robbins, Mandy. (2009) Prayer, purpose in life, and attitudes toward substances: a study among 13- to 15-year-olds in England and Wales. Counseling et Spiritualite, Vol.28 (No.2). pp. 83-104. ISSN 1910-703X
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This study set out to examine the association between prayer frequency, purpose in life and attitude toward substances, among a sample of 2,563 13- to 15-year-old secondary school pupils in England and Wales. Multivariate models controlling for sex, school year and personality (as defined by the Eysenkian dimensional model) demonstrated that higher levels of purpose in life are associated with greater prayer frequency, and that more proscriptive attitudes toward substances are associated with both higher levels of purpose in life and greater prayer frequency. These findings are consistent with a model suggesting that prayer frequency promotes a more negative view of substances both directly and indirectly through cultivating a greater sense of purpose in life.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Prayer -- Psychology, Substance abuse -- Religious aspects, Maudsley personality inventory, Quality of life -- Religious aspects, Adolescent psychology -- Research -- Great Britain|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Counseling et Spiritualite|
|Publisher:||Saint Paul University|
|Official Date:||October 2009|
|Page Range:||pp. 83-104|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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