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'n Verheldering van spiritualiteit as 'n komponent van psigologiese welsyn

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dc.contributor.author Fourie A en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T07:17:26Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T07:17:26Z
dc.date.submitted 1999 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/11333
dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of spirituality as a component of psychological well-being. The nature of the salutogenic/fortigenic approach as well as the nature of psychological well-being and related constructs (religiosity, religious orientation and religious coping) were analysed and described according to existing literature. The role of moderator variables that could have an influence on psychological well-being and spirituality, was also investigated. In the empirical study with a group of 384 participants, psychological well-being, spirituality, religiosity, hope, religious oping and religious orientation were operationalised by means of the following measuring instruments. Sense of Coherence Scale (SOC). Affectometer 2(AFM), Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWS-E&P), JAREL Spiritual Well-Being Scale (SWS-H), items from the Spriritual Orientation Inventory (SOI), items from the Personal Piety index of spiritual well-being (SWBQ), Hope Scale, Hunter Opinions and Personal Expectations Scale (HOPES), Religious Problem-Solving Scales (RPSS) and the Means, End and Quest Model of religious orientation. Although a few significant differences were found between the scores of different gender, ethnic and age groups on some of the scales included in this study, it was concluded that there were more similarities than differences between the scores of the groups. Spirituality, religiosity, religious orientation and religious coping predicted the degree of psychological well-being significantly. It was also found that persons with a high sense of coherence showed significant higher scores on scales measuring the collaborative religious coping style and the religion as an end orientation than persons with a lower sense of coherence. Aspects of spirituality and religiosity seem to overlap, but they were also clearly differentiated on an empirical level. It became clear from the second order factor analysis on the data of the Total Group that psychological well-being consists of a spiritual component, which is reflected in the experience of hope, of life as meaningful and by having a purpose in life. The implication of this study is that programmes to enhance psychological well-being could be enriched by taking spiritual aspects into account; and the theories on psychological well-being should include the dynamics of a spiritual component. en
dc.language Afrikaans en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Clinical psychology en
dc.title 'n Verheldering van spiritualiteit as 'n komponent van psigologiese welsyn en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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