Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Spiritual and emotional needs of young adults who are members of mainstream Protestant churches
by Brandom, Brooke M., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 72; 1466090
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the spiritual and emotional needs of young adults who are members of mainstream Protestant Churches. Participants were asked questions through face-to-face interviews. The sample consisted of 16 participants who were all members of mainstream Protestant Churches. All participants were young adults between the ages of 20-30 years of age. Major themes that were found included: some of the participants considering themselves to be spiritual even though they were not involved in the church at this stage of their lives and that spirituality and faith helped participants deal with the challenges and issues that they faced. Other themes include looking to God for guidance and looking to God for help with decision making. This study also revealed that major challenges and issues that the participants faced included: school, work, finances, relationships, being a good example for God, and uncertainty for the future. About half of the participants did not think that the church was lacking in its service to young adults, while the remaining thought that the church was lacking in its service to young adults.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Tan, Philip
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School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 47/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Religion, Social work
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Publication Number: 1466090
ISBN: 978-1-109-16360-5
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