Perceiving Sacredness in Life: Correlates and Predictors


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Building on research demonstrating relationships between well being and perceptions of aspects of life as sacred, this study describes the rationale for and development of a scale measuring perceiving sacredness in life. It then explores associations between perceptions of sacredness in life and these four domains: religious/spiritual , personal , social , and situational . Participants responded to a mailing to a national random sample within the United States, completing 16 scales pertaining to the religious/spiritual, personal, social, and situational domains. While many variables were correlated with perceiving sacredness in life, there were three overall predictors: intrinsic religiosity, mysticism, and community service attitude
Keywords INTRINSIC RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION   SACREDNESS   WELL-BEING   ATTACHMENT   PURPOSE IN LIFE   NARCISSISM   SPIRITUALITY   PRAYER   RELIGIOUS QUEST   SELF ESTEEM   MYSTICISM: WORSHIP ATTENDANCE   SACRED   COMMUNITY SERVICE ATTITUDE   EXTRINSIC RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION
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DOI 10.1163/157361209x371492
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