Author: Saira Afzal
Supervisor: Naumana Amjad, PhD
University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan
The present study examined the relationship between spirituality, moral reasoning and pro-social behavior in young adults. It was hypothesized that there is likely to be a positive relationship between spirituality, moral reasoning and pro-social behavior in young adults. Within group research design was used in this study. Population of the study consisted of 240 young adults between the age ranges of 18-34 years. Spiritual attitude questionnaire (SAQ) developed by Misbah and Amjad (1995), socio- moral Reflection Measure-Short form by Gibbs (1992), and pro-social tendencies measures (Carlo &Randall, 2002) were used to collect the data. Descriptive statistics was used for the calculation of demographic variables, and for testing hypotheses correlation was computed by using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis. Results showed that there was a significant positive correlation between spirituality, moral reasoning and pro-social behavior in young adults. Regression analysis showed that spirituality and moral reasoning were significant predictors of prosocial behavior. Findings of the research have important implications in terms of enhancing spiritual practices that can foster moral reasoning and prosocial behavior.
Keywords: Spirituality, Moral Reasoning, Prosocial Behavior.
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