Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

Can Religiousness be Associated with Religious and Spiritual Struggles?

Authors
Yonatha Aditya, Riryn Sani, Ihan Martoyo, Rudi Pramono
Corresponding Author
Yonatha Aditya
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.91How to use a DOI?
Keywords
religiousness, religious and spiritual struggles, dark side of religiousness.
Abstract
Religiousness has been shown to have a positive effect on both physical and mental health. However, several studies found that religiousness can be linked to religious and spiritual struggles that have negative effects on physical and mental health. The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of religiousness on religious and spiritual struggles, if any. A quantitative, non-experimental, correlational, cross-sectional design was used. The Four Basic Dimensions of Religiousness Scale (4-BDRS) and The Religious and Spiritual Struggles Scale (R/SS) were administered to 160 college students from several cities in Indonesia through an online survey. A multiple regression test found that three dimensions of 4-BDRS had a significant effect on religious and spiritual struggles. Behaving had a significant positive effect (β =.2, ρ <.05), while Believing (β = -.25, ρ <.05) and Bonding (β = -.25, ρ <.05) had a significant negative effect. Belonging did not have a significant effect. This study sheds light on the potential dark side that religiousness might have. While total religiousness can minimize religious and spiritual struggles as can some of its dimensions, in this study, focusing only on Behaving dimensions increased religious and spiritual struggles. Hence, the four components of religiousness need to be cultivated for the positive effects of religiousness to appear. Otherwise, religiousness might be the source of the problem. Implications and applications of this study are also discussed.
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Proceedings
2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.91How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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