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Religiosity and some indicators of well-being


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Štifter, Ana. (2006). Religiosity and some indicators of well-being. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Bratko, Denis].

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According to Self-determination theory (Ryan and Deci, 2000), fulfilment of basic psychological needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness improves the prediction of life satisfaction. Since religiosity is being considered as an existential human need, we were interested whether religiosity contributes to the prediction of life satisfaction. Also we wanted to examine the correlation between religiosity and some indicators of well-being: life satisfaction and fulfilment of basic psychological needs: autonomy, competence and relatedness. A sample of 448 students of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, average age 19 years, participated in the study. Religiosity questionary, Satisfaction with Life Scale and Basic Psychological Needs Scale have been used. This study confirmed the results of previous research; there is a positive and significant correlation of life satisfaction and basic psychological needs. Regressional analysis suggests that the satisfaction of basic psychological needs helps in prediction of life satisfaction. Moreover, a small, but statistically significant relationship between religiosity and life satisfaction was determined. Also, it was found that religiosity was a positive predictor of life satisfaction. Furthermore, because there was no correlation between the religiosity and three basic psychological needs, it was concluded that the prediction of religiosity in life satisfaction is independent of three basic psychological needs.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: religiosity, well-being, life satisfaction, basic psychological needs
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija religioznosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Bratko, Denis
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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