Religious beliefs, sense of coherence and well being of Lithuanian students

Aistė Diržytė, Aleksandras Patapas, Eglė Limantaitė

Abstract


The present study was designed to examine the relationship between Lithuanian students’ religious beliefs, sense of coherence and well being (n=132). The study revealed some significant interactions between these variables, and is consistent with works of many authors. A significant correlation was found between students’ negative psychological well being and belief in punishing God. Similarly, a significant correlation was found between belief in punishing God and negative physical well being. Lithuanian students’ belief in punishing God was found to be significantly negatively related to the students’ sense of coherence. However, conversely to some studies, no significant correlations were found between sense of coherence and belief in personal relationship with God. A significant strong negative correlation was observed between students’ negative psychological well being and sense of coherence. In the same way, a significant correlation was found between students’ sense of coherence and negative physical well being.

Keywords


religious beliefs; sense of coherence; well being

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"Social Work" ISSN online 2029-2775 / ISSN print 1648-4789