Potential For Prayer : Daily Monitoring Of Prayer And Well Being

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Potential for Prayer: Daily Monitoring of Prayer and Well-being
Ling Beisecker
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Research Proposal
The ultimate relational for my study is focusing my interest for mindfulness in emerging adults in hopes to create more positive subjective well-being. Gathering insight on the effects of prayer on well-being has a more social application. The study aims to move beyond cross-sectional designs that have examined between-person differences in prayer and well-being. Between-person relationships are statistically independent of within-person relationships (Nezlek, 2001) and can represent conceptually distinct psychological processes (Affleck, Zautra, Tennen, & Armeli, 1999). In this way, the study hopes to contribute clinically as a precedent for future studies focus on within-person relationships in relation to prayer and well-being.
Problem Statement and Research Question
Statistics on the United States report roughly one third of the population endure mental health problems at least once in their lifetime (Verhaeghe & Bracke, 2012) and a quarter of the population between ages of 18 and 24 have a diagnosable mental illness (NAMI, 2014). Suicide is the third leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 15 to 24 years old (AFSP, 2014). At the time of death due to suicide, over 90 percent of people have a mental illness with the primary cause being untreated depression (NAMI, 2014). Broderick and Blewitt (2014)
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