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|Type of Document
||Leeth, Elizabeth M.
||The relationship of spiritual wellbeing, loneliness, and relationship satisfaction, to life contentment
||Master of Science
||Family and Child Development
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|Date of Defense
There is an identified need for spirituality to be taught in mental health therapy
programs. Spirituality is about the connectedness we feel and the relationships we
establish with self, others, and the universe. This study examined the relationship of
spiritual well being, loneliness, and relationship satisfaction to life contentment. Each of
the eighty-one respondents enrolled at VPI completed the "Spiritual Well being Scale" and
"Abbreviated Loneliness Scale" (Paloutzian & Ellison, ] 982), "Kansas Marital Satisfaction
Scale" (Schumm, 1983), and the "Hudson Generalized Contentment Scale" (Hudson,
1982). Using these measures as well as the demographic variables age, income, and
children a path model was developed. Correlation and regression analysis determined that
age, income, children, spiritual well being, loneliness and relationship satisfaction were
significant predictors of life contentment.
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