Spirituality among college freshmen: Relationships to self-esteem, body image, and stress

Jessie Wetherbe Hayman, Sharon Kurpius, Christy Befort, Megan Foley Nicpon, Elva Hull-Blanks, Sonja Sollenberger, Laura Huser

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Abstract

The authors investigated the relationships between spirituality, body image, self-esteem, and stress in 204 college freshmen who identified themselves as being highly spiritual. A positive relationship was found between spirituality and self-esteem. Although self-esteem was found to be negatively related to stress, spirituality served as a buffer in this relationship. When gender of participants was examined, men and women did not differ in spirituality. Greater spirituality was related to lower body surveillance, an aspect of body image, for men, but it was not related to body image for women. Overall, however, women experienced greater body image dissatisfaction than did men.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-70
Number of pages16
JournalCounseling and Values
Volume52
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

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Spirituality among college freshmen : Relationships to self-esteem, body image, and stress. / Hayman, Jessie Wetherbe; Kurpius, Sharon; Befort, Christy; Nicpon, Megan Foley; Hull-Blanks, Elva; Sollenberger, Sonja; Huser, Laura.

In: Counseling and Values, Vol. 52, No. 1, 01.01.2007, p. 55-70.

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Hayman, JW, Kurpius, S, Befort, C, Nicpon, MF, Hull-Blanks, E, Sollenberger, S & Huser, L 2007, 'Spirituality among college freshmen: Relationships to self-esteem, body image, and stress', Counseling and Values, vol. 52, no. 1, pp. 55-70. https://doi.org/10.1002/j.2161-007X.2007.tb00087.x
Hayman, Jessie Wetherbe ; Kurpius, Sharon ; Befort, Christy ; Nicpon, Megan Foley ; Hull-Blanks, Elva ; Sollenberger, Sonja ; Huser, Laura. / Spirituality among college freshmen : Relationships to self-esteem, body image, and stress. In: Counseling and Values. 2007 ; Vol. 52, No. 1. pp. 55-70.
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