Exemplars of Spiritual Thriving in Adolescence: An Exploratory StudyPamela Ebstyne King, PhD, Research Assistant Professor for the Center for Research and Child and Adolescent Development, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA
This study is a joint effort between the Center for Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence at Search Institute and the Center for Research in Child and Adolescent Development in the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and is funded by the Sir John Templeton Foundation. The study aims to identify core principles of spiritual development that are found in youth recognized in their culture for being spiritual. The study involves in depth interviews of 25 youth nominated for living with a profound sense of spirituality in Peru, Kenya, India, Jordan, Great Britain, and the United States. The sample includes atheist, Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, and Protestant youth.