Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17108
Title: Spirituality as a positive youth development construct : a conceptual review
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Source: In DTL Shek, RCF Sun & J Merrick (Eds.), Positive youth development : theory, research and application, p. 1-12. New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2013 How to cite?
Abstract: The concept of spirituality as a positive youth development construct is reviewed in this chapter. Both broad and narrow definitions of spirituality are examined and a working definition of spirituality is proposed. Regarding theories of spirituality, different models pertinent to spiritual development and the relationship between spirituality and positive youth development are highlighted. Different ecological factors, particularly family and peer influences were found to influence spirituality. Research on the influence of spirituality on adolescent developmental outcomes is examined. Finally, ways to promote adolescent spirituality are discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/17108
ISBN: 9781620813058 (hardcover)
162081305X (hardcover)
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