Sokszínu vallásosság és spiritualitás ifjúkorban

A vallásos hittol a lelki egészségig

Translated title of the contribution: Multicoloured religiosity and spirituality in youth: From religious faith to mental health

B. Pikó, Eszter Kovács, Pálma Kriston

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Abstract

Religion has changed significantly in modern societies, not only its institutional background but also religious beliefs, attitudes towards religion and forms of religious activity. Whereas in earlier times the definition of religion was the same for everyone, today's faith, spirituality and religiosity do not overlap so strictly. During adolescence, there is a search for questing after determining individual life course, life purposes and life view, and integrating values and moral principles. Furthermore, quest for identity is strongly associated with spiritual development. The main goal of the present study was to map religious activity and religious attitudes among high school students living in Szeged, including religious affiliation, religious participation, acceptance of spiritual and religious beliefs, importance of religion in their lives and spiritual well-being. Database of the Szeged Youth Study 2010 (N = 656) was used for the analysis. Religious activity of the current sample did not alter significantly from research results of national representative studies and other surveys; however, it was much lower as compared to frequencies of American youth. By means of cluster analysis, four groups of youth were identified based on their relation to religion/spirituality: those who deny religion (non believers); those who are open to religion/spirituality; those who are believers; and those who are thriving without mystique/religion. These categories did not differ significantly from those described by Lambert. High school students' religiosity and spirituality are indeed multicoloured and related to their mental health and health behaviours.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)422-443
Number of pages22
JournalTarsadalomkutatas
Volume29
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011

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Sokszínu vallásosság és spiritualitás ifjúkorban : A vallásos hittol a lelki egészségig. / Pikó, B.; Kovács, Eszter; Kriston, Pálma.

In: Tarsadalomkutatas, Vol. 29, No. 4, 01.12.2011, p. 422-443.

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Pikó, B. ; Kovács, Eszter ; Kriston, Pálma. / Sokszínu vallásosság és spiritualitás ifjúkorban : A vallásos hittol a lelki egészségig. In: Tarsadalomkutatas. 2011 ; Vol. 29, No. 4. pp. 422-443.
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