publication . Article . 2008

Prayer, personality and happiness: A study among undergraduate students in Wales

Mandy Robbins; Bethan Edwards; Leslie J. Francis;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Mental Health, Religion & Culture, volume 11, pages 93-99 (issn: 1367-4676, eissn: 1469-9737, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
In order to examine the association between prayer and happiness, a sample of 131 undergraduate students attending a university in Wales completed three measures: the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire, the abbreviated Eysenck Personality Questionnaire Revised, and prayer frequency assessed on a 5-point scale. The data demonstrated a significant positive correlation between prayer frequency and happiness before controlling for individual differences in personality. After controlling for personality, however, this apparent association vanished.
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Medical Subject Headings: humanitiesbehavioral disciplines and activities
free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, LB2300, BL, BF, Psychology, Eysenck Personality Questionnaire, Happiness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Prayer, Significant positive correlation, Personality
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