File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)

Article: Predictors and outcomes of experiences deemed religious: A longitudinal investigation

TitlePredictors and outcomes of experiences deemed religious: A longitudinal investigation
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t775653664
Citation
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 2015, v. 25 n. 2, p. 107-129 How to Cite?
AbstractExperiences deemed religious (EDRs) are events that a person regards as religious and/or supernatural. This study considered four such experiences—miraculous healing, glossolalia, unusual joy and peace during meditation or prayer, and prayer answered. We proposed a process model and conducted a longitudinal study to address three main research questions: (a) Who are more likely to have EDRs? (b) What effects would the experiences have on the person's subsequent spiritual and psychological conditions? (c) Are all EDRs alike? Findings suggest that EDRs can be predicted through certain common individual characteristics, such as vertical faith maturity (i.e., intimacy with the divine). However, there are also individual predictors that are EDR-specific. Regarding outcomes, the experience of unusual joy and peace during prayer and meditation heightens vertical faith maturity, motivates more religious practices, predicts better sleep quality at a later time, and perhaps improves quality of life. However, tongue speaking results in no change in any measured outcome variables. Neither does having prayers answered. Surprisingly, being healed from serious physical illness can have negative consequences. Results demonstrate that the EDRs should not be treated as the same when it comes to their antecedents and consequences.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201622
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.814
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.566

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorHui, HCC-
dc.contributor.authorLau, WWF-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SH-
dc.contributor.authorCheung, SF-
dc.contributor.authorLau, EYY-
dc.contributor.authorLam, JKM-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-21T07:32:40Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-21T07:32:40Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 2015, v. 25 n. 2, p. 107-129-
dc.identifier.issn1050-8619-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/201622-
dc.description.abstractExperiences deemed religious (EDRs) are events that a person regards as religious and/or supernatural. This study considered four such experiences—miraculous healing, glossolalia, unusual joy and peace during meditation or prayer, and prayer answered. We proposed a process model and conducted a longitudinal study to address three main research questions: (a) Who are more likely to have EDRs? (b) What effects would the experiences have on the person's subsequent spiritual and psychological conditions? (c) Are all EDRs alike? Findings suggest that EDRs can be predicted through certain common individual characteristics, such as vertical faith maturity (i.e., intimacy with the divine). However, there are also individual predictors that are EDR-specific. Regarding outcomes, the experience of unusual joy and peace during prayer and meditation heightens vertical faith maturity, motivates more religious practices, predicts better sleep quality at a later time, and perhaps improves quality of life. However, tongue speaking results in no change in any measured outcome variables. Neither does having prayers answered. Surprisingly, being healed from serious physical illness can have negative consequences. Results demonstrate that the EDRs should not be treated as the same when it comes to their antecedents and consequences.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t775653664-
dc.relation.ispartofThe International Journal for the Psychology of Religion-
dc.rightsThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion on 25 Apr 2014, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10508619.2014.916588-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titlePredictors and outcomes of experiences deemed religious: A longitudinal investigation-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailHui, HCC: huiharry@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLau, WWF: wwflau@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailCheung, SH: singhang@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLau, EYY: eyylau@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLam, JKM: lamjas@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityHui, HCC=rp00547-
dc.identifier.authorityLau, WWF=rp01723-
dc.identifier.authorityCheung, SH=rp00590-
dc.identifier.authorityLau, EYY=rp00634-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10508619.2014.916588-
dc.identifier.hkuros232329-
dc.identifier.volume25-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage107-
dc.identifier.epage129-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats