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Title: Spirituality as a positive youth development construct : a conceptual review
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Issue Date: 2012
Source: The scientific world journal, 2012, v. 2012, 458953, p. 1-8
Abstract: The concept of spirituality as a positive youth development construct is reviewed in this paper. 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.
Keywords: Adolescent
Adolescent development
Spirituality
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Journal: The scientific world journal 
ISSN: 2356-6140
EISSN: 1537-744X
DOI: 10.1100/2012/458953
Rights: Copyright © 2012 Daniel T. L. Shek. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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