Children’s Spiritual Lives: The Development of a Children’s Spirituality Measure
AbstractPrevious researchers who have studied children’s spirituality have often used narrow measures that do not account for the rich spiritual experiences of children within a multi-faith context. In the current study, we describe the initial stages of development of a children’s spirituality measure, in which items were derived from children’s spiritual narratives. An exploratory factor analysis of the items revealed three main factors, including Comfort (Factor 1), Omnipresence (Factor 2), and Duality (Factor 3). As rated by their parents, children from families that were more spiritual and religious had higher scores on the newly-developed measure. Limitations and future directions are discussed. View Full-Text
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Moore, K.; Gomez-Garibello, C.; Bosacki, S.; Talwar, V. Children’s Spiritual Lives: The Development of a Children’s Spirituality Measure. Religions 2016, 7, 95.
Moore K, Gomez-Garibello C, Bosacki S, Talwar V. Children’s Spiritual Lives: The Development of a Children’s Spirituality Measure. Religions. 2016; 7(8):95.Chicago/Turabian Style
Moore, Kelsey; Gomez-Garibello, Carlos; Bosacki, Sandra; Talwar, Victoria. 2016. "Children’s Spiritual Lives: The Development of a Children’s Spirituality Measure." Religions 7, no. 8: 95.
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