Abilene Campus (Residential)
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Spiritual fortitude is a relatively new construct in psychological research with promising insights for helping individuals navigate challenges throughout life. This study aims to explore spiritual fortitude and its relationship to other religious variables, namely religious/spiritual struggles, attachment to God, and faith maturity. Additionally, I explored spiritual fortitude as a moderator of attachment to God and religious/spiritual struggles. Results indicated a positive correlation between spiritual fortitude and faith maturity, as well as spiritual fortitude moderating the relationship between attachment to God and religious/spiritual struggles. I discuss implications of the findings as well as future directions for research.
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Kranendonk, Jacob, "Spiritual Fortitude, Spiritual Struggles, Attachment to God and Faith Maturity: An Exploratory Study" (2022). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 456.