Religious Orientation and Psychological Well-Being among Spanish Undergraduates
Keywords:Intrinsic religiosity, Extrinsic religiosity, Quest religiosity, Psychological well-being, Multiple regression
This paper analyzes the relationship between intrinsic/extrinsic/quest religious orientation and psychological well-being in a sample of 180 Spanish undergraduates, 138 women (76.7%) and 42 men (23.3%), aged 18-55, M = 22.91, SD = 6.71. Spanish adaptations of the Batson and Ventis' Religious Orientation Scale and the Ryff's Psychological Well-Being Scales were used to this aim. The results of a multiple regression analysis showed (1) a positive relationship between the intrinsic orientation and the psychological well-being measures except for Autonomy, (2) a negative relationship between the extrinsic orientation and Autonomy, and (3) a negative relationship between the quest orientation, Self-acceptance and Purpose in life. The results are discussed in the light of previous researches.