Assessing Spiritual Health via Four Domains of Spiritual Wellbeing: The SH4DI

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This study argues for the assessment of spiritual health in terms of four domains of wellbeing concerned with self, community, environment, and God. This view of spiritual health is supported by data from 311 teachers in the UK. The Spiritual Health in Four Domains Index (SH4DI) developed from these data both provides an overall index of spiritual health and distinguishes among six different spiritual health perspectives represented by personalists, communalists, environmentalists, religionists, existentialists, and globalists.

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Fisher, J.W., Francis, L.J. & Johnson, P. Assessing Spiritual Health via Four Domains of Spiritual Wellbeing: The SH4DI. Pastoral Psychology 49, 133–145 (2000). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1004609227002

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Keywords

  • Cross Cultural Psychology
  • Spiritual Wellbeing
  • Spiritual Health
  • Domain Index