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Religions 2015, 6(3), 860-874; doi:10.3390/rel6030860

Instrumental Values as Predictors of Religious Experience in the Lives of Students of Pedagogy and of Philosophy

Ignatianum Academy in Krakow, street Kopernika 26, 31-501 Krakow, Poland
Academic Editor: W. George Scarlett
Received: 10 April 2015 / Revised: 14 July 2015 / Accepted: 17 July 2015 / Published: 27 July 2015
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This article seeks to demonstrate the existence of a relationship between instrumental values and religious experience—in this instance, the experiences of God’s presence and of God’s absence in the lives of Polish students of pedagogy and of philosophy. The methods applied involved making use of the Scale of Religious Experience (SRE) of Głaz and the Rokeach Value Survey (RVS). The study was conducted in Krakow. The subjects included male students of pedagogy and of philosophy. It emerges that, compared to philosophy students, pedagogy students seem to have a higher level of religious experience of God’s presence and also prefer different instrumental values. There is a significant relationship between instrumental values and religious experience of God’s presence and God’s absence in the lives of students of pedagogy and of philosophy. View Full-Text
Keywords: religious experience; students; values religious experience; students; values
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Głaz, S. Instrumental Values as Predictors of Religious Experience in the Lives of Students of Pedagogy and of Philosophy. Religions 2015, 6, 860-874.

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