M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Adolescence--Religious aspects; Korean American teenagers
The purposes of this exploratory investigation were to (a) assess the cognitive understanding of meaning in life as coping strategy utilized by Korean-American Judeo-Christian adolescents between the ages of 11 to 18 (n = 74) and (b) to determine the significance of meaning in life in relations to subjective well-being. Initial hypothesis about "born again" Christian faith failed to support any significant correlation when compared with religiosity, meaning, and well-being indices. However, intrinsic religious orientation showed significant associations with meaning in life, purpose in life, prayer, daily Bible reading, and subjective well-being in satisfaction with life. Multiple regression analyses revealed prayer, intrinsic religious orientation, and religious meaning significantly predicted subjective well-being in satisfaction with life. Implications for utilizing religious meaning in life for the Christian adolescent population in reference to promoting subjective well-being in satisfaction with life are discussed.
Kang, Stephen M., "Religiosity and well-being: meaning in life as coping strategy in Korean-American Judeo-Christian adolescents" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 731.