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Children’s Spiritual Lives: The Development of a Children’s Spirituality Measure

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Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Education, McGill University, Montréal, QC H3A 1Y2, Canada
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Centre for Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, QC H3A 1H3, Canada
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Faculty of Education, Brock University, Catharines, ON L2S 3A1, Canada
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Religions 2016, 7(8), 95; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7080095
Received: 7 March 2016 / Revised: 13 July 2016 / Accepted: 14 July 2016 / Published: 25 July 2016
Previous 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
Keywords: spirituality; children; measures spirituality; children; measures
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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7080095

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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(8):95. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7080095

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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7080095

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