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Identifying which specific religious practices promote religious internalization is crucial in understanding the relationship between practice and well-being. The current study employs surveys along with an episodic memory recall task to examine whether the relationship between Sabbath-keeping internalization and well-being is mediated by Christian religious internalization, parental environment, and basic need satisfaction as outlined in Self-Determination Theory. Our mediation analysis results demonstrate a large mediation effect size for daily basic needs satisfaction (autonomy, competence, and autonomy) on the relationship between internalization of Sabbath-keeping and well-being. Small to medium effect sizes were found for a general measure of Christian internalization and parental environment.
Caceres, Paola S., "The Role of Sabbath-keeping, Christian Internalization, Need Satisfaction, and Parental Environment in Well-being" (2014). Honors Theses. 87.
Well-being--Religious aspects., Sabbath., Parental influences., Autonomy (Psychology)--Religious aspects.
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