Relationship between Faith, Religious Practices and Life Satisfaction among Punjab University Students

Author: Riffat Nazir

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The current research investigated relationship between faith, religious practices and life satisfaction among Punjab university students. The sample consisted of 200 students (100 males and 100 females of Masters and Bachelor level). Non- probability convenient sampling technique was used. Religious Activity Scale (Sitwat, 2005); Spiritual Support Scale (Sitwat, 2005) and Life Satisfaction Scale (Farooqi, 2009) were individually administered to all the research participants after obtaining written permission from the authors. The results show that there is a significant relationship between life satisfaction and religious practices as well as life satisfaction and faith. However, no significant relationship was found between faith and religious practices. Moreover, significant gender differences were found in religious practices whereas, no significant gender differences were noted in life satisfaction and faith. The findings of this research have implications for promoting understanding about relationship among life satisfaction, religious practices and faith.

Keywords: Faith, Religious Practices, Life Satisfaction, University Students, Gender Differences

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Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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