The affective dimension of religion and personal happiness among students in Estonia
Francis, Leslie J., Elken, Ahto and Robbins, Mandy. (2012) The affective dimension of religion and personal happiness among students in Estonia. Journal of Research on Christian Education, Vol.21 (No.1). pp. 84-90. ISSN 1065-6219
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10656219.2012.658605
A sample of 150 students in Estonia (119 from a secular university and 31 from a Lutheran theological institute) completed the Oxford Happiness Measure and the Francis Scale of Attitude toward Christianity. The data show no significant correlation between these two variables; thus the findings challenge the generalizability to Estonia of the general findings from studies conducted in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Israel that consistently reported a positive association between the affective dimension of religion and personal happiness.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||College students -- Estonia -- Religious life, College students -- Estonia -- Psychology, Happiness -- Religious aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Research on Christian Education|
|Page Range:||pp. 84-90|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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