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Religious Faith, Flourishing and Self-Efficacy in Young Adults: A Correlational Study (Published)

The present research explored the interrelationship of religious faith, flourishing and general self-efficacy (GSE) in young adults. Based on literature review, it was hypothesized that there would be a positive association of religious faith, flourishing and GSE. Sample consisted of 222 regular students (110 men and 112 women) who were all Muslims, with ages ranging from 18-26 years (M=21, SD= 1.96) and educational level ranging from 13 to 18 years of education from University of Karachi, Pakistan. Participants were required to fill in the informed consent form along with their demographic information, and the questionnaires. Questionnaires included a) Abbreviated Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire (SCSRFQ-Brief; Plante, Vallaeys, Sherman, & Wallston, 2002), Generalized Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE; Schwarzer & Jerusalem, 1995) and Flourishing Scale (FS; Diener, Wirtz, Tov, Kim-Prieto, Choi, Oishi, & Biswas-Diener, 2009). Descriptive statistics were used to summarize the sample characteristics. Pearson’s r was computed to find out the interrelationship of the variables. Results revealed statistically significant and positive correlations among religious faith, psychological flourishing and GSE. The implications and limitations of the study and recommendations for future research were also discussed

Keywords: Flourishing, General Self-Efficacy, Muslims, Pakistani, Religious Faith, Young Adults