Predictors of spiritual wellbeing in The Episcopal Church during the COVID-19 pandemic

Village, A. and Francis, L.J. (2024) Predictors of spiritual wellbeing in The Episcopal Church during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Anglican Studies. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1740-3553

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The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have caused both declines in psychological wellbeing and increases in spirituality and religious coping. This paper explores the relationships of spiritual and psychological wellbeing in a sample of 3,403 Anglicans from the Episcopal Church (USA) who completed an online survey in 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Spiritual wellbeing improved more among women than among men, among older than younger people, among Black or African Americans than among other ethnicities, among those who lived alone, and among clergy than among lay people. Positive change in spiritual wellbeing was also associated with psychological type preferences for extraversion, intuition, and feeling. Emotional volatility was associated with more negative changes in spiritual wellbeing. Multiple regression suggested that spiritual wellbeing was more closely associated with positive, rather than negative, psychological affect.

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Keywords: balanced affect COVID-19 spiritual wellbeing psychological type psychological wellbeing
Depositing User: Ursula Mckenna
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2024 12:13
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2024 12:13

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