How do people define spirituality and religion and what, if any, relationship do they see between the 2 constructs? In this study, we answer these questions using a qualitative methodology with a nationally representative sample of graduate-level social work students affiliated with the National Association of Social Workers (N=303). A relatively diverse array of definitions for both spirituality and religion emerged. Most respondents believed some form of relationship existed between spirituality and religion. A significant minority, however, reported that no or a minimal relationship existed between the 2 concepts. We conclude by discussing the implications of these findings.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Journal of Social Work Education|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2006|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (miscellaneous)