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dc.contributor.authorNaude, Luzelle
dc.contributor.authorFick, Lara
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-22T09:19:52Z
dc.date.available2022-08-22T09:19:52Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.1080/20797222.2022.2064719
dc.identifier.citationNaudé, L., & Fick, L. (2022). It's a journey... Emerging adult women's experiences of spiritual identity development during postgraduate psychology studies in South Africa. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 22, e2064719. https://doi.org/10.1080/20797222.2022.2064719en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn1445-7377
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/11843
dc.description.abstractThe spiritual identity development of six South African, emerging adult, female, postgraduate psychology students (21 to 22 years old) was explored using reflective writing exercises and individual interviews. Interpretative phenomenological analysis revealed that spiritual identity exploration occurs continuously across the lifespan, with optimal opportunities for deepened development during emerging adulthood. Development happens in context and is enhanced by the postgraduate psychology training experience, as well as exposure to spiritual and religious diversity. Reflections on challenging events result in sophisticated meaning-making processes regarding purpose in life, as well as the authoring of a spiritual life story. There is an intricate and reciprocal relationship between the development of a spiritual identity and the psychology profession – spirituality, values and worldviews can be regarded as important aspects of the therapeutic process for many individuals.en_ZA
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dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_ZA
dc.subjectContextual lifespan developmenten_ZA
dc.subjectExposure to spiritual and religious diversityen_ZA
dc.subjectMeaning makingen_ZA
dc.subjectPsychology professionen_ZA
dc.subjectPostgraduate training experiencesen_ZA
dc.subjectReflections on challenging life eventsen_ZA
dc.subjectSpiritual life storiesen_ZA
dc.titleIt's a journey... Emerging adult women's experiences of spiritual identity development during postgraduate psychology studies in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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