Effect of Spiritual Experiences and Self Consciousness on Quality of Life: A Comparative Analysis
Keywords:Spiritual Well-Being, Self-Consciousness, Quality of Life, Young Adults; Middle Adults.
AbstractBackground: The purpose of the research is to study the difference in the level of spiritual experiences and the levels of self consciousness among young adults and middle adults, and to assess the relationship between spiritual experiences and self consciousness on the quality of life. Method: A purposive sampling was used to recruit the participants. Data was collected from 120 individuals (60 young adults and 60 middle adults) using standardised questionnaires: Daily Spiritual Experience Scale (DSES), Self- Consciousness Scale (SCS-R) and WHO Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF). Result was analysed using SPSS v20 and MS Excel. Results: Significant correlation was found between Spiritual Experiences and few domains of both, Self Consciousness and Quality of Life at 0.01, 0.05 and 0.02 level. There exists a significant difference in the spiritual experiences and Self Consciousness among young adults and middle age adults. Conclusion: The spiritual experiences and self consciousness have a varying/significant effect on the quality of life in both young and middle adults. It is important for researchers to be aware of how their impact may differ in different conditions.
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