When Beliefs Fit and When They Don't: Religious Conversion, Spirituality, and Positive Youth Development

David Henry Feldman, Mona M. Abo-Zena, Robert W. Roeser, Amy Eva Alberts Warren

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Abstract

This study reports quantitative and qualitative findings from three participants who converted from Judeo-Christian to Muslim faith in the John Templeton Foundation (JTF)-funded study of religious/spiritual experience and positive youth development. Quantitative results of measures of attachment, tolerance for ambiguity, well-being, and civic involvement produced distinct profiles for each case. Qualitative case studies confirmed that each participant converted for positive but different reasons and each is on a distinctive developmental trajectory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThriving and Spirituality Among Youth
Subtitle of host publicationResearch Perspectives and Future Possibilities
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages129-166
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9780470948309
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StatePublished - Aug 25 2011

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Feldman, D. H., Abo-Zena, M. M., Roeser, R. W., & Warren, A. E. A. (2011). When Beliefs Fit and When They Don't: Religious Conversion, Spirituality, and Positive Youth Development. In Thriving and Spirituality Among Youth: Research Perspectives and Future Possibilities (pp. 129-166). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118092699.ch7