religiosity, spirituality, educational attainment, sociodemographics
A growing body of research has addressed the relationship between religiousness and spirituality. In addition, recent research focuses on the variations in definition and operationalization of the two concepts. Most of this literature examines spirituality as a construct under religion. Conceptualizing those who are spiritual but non-religious has received far less attention. This study uses recent data from the General Social Surveys to assess the relationship of those who are spiritual but not religious with education and a number of socio-demographic variables. The analysis shows that there is a positive relationship between one identifying as someone who is spiritual but secular and educational attainment. Directions for future research are discussed.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Sciences
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Bowers, Donavan, "Education And Spiritual Internalization" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4129.