17 Jan Spirituality and happiness in children
Children who are more spiritual tend to be happier, according to a recently published study.
Children who are more religious, however, aren”t necessarily happier, reported the team of researchers behind the study.
“Our finding of a strong relation between happiness and spirituality in children, but not between happiness and frequency of religious practice, suggests that spirituality and religious practice can be empirically separated,” claimed the researchers led by Mark Holder from the University of British Columbia in Canada.
“This separation supports the idea that these constructs are independent and indicates that research should consider them separately,” they added.
For years, the relation between well-being and religiousness and spirituality has been observed in various age groups. However, while research has been conducted on the relation between happiness and spirituality and religiousness in adults and adolescents, this relation has not been well-studied in children.
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