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| Published: February 14, 2018

Life Satisfaction and Altruism among Religious Leaders

Priyanka Samuel

Assistant Professor, Institute of Mental Health, Sweekaar Academy of Rehabilitation Sciences, Secunderabad, Telangana, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Smita Pandey

Assistant Professor, Institute of Behavior Science, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.031/20180601

DOI: 10.25215/0601.031

ABSTRACT

Life satisfaction can be a maneuvering force towards furtherance and growth as it plays an important role in determining well-being of an individual. The happier and satisfied an individual is, more he will take interest in fulfilling his duties and societal roles. Altruism is a characteristic of a person which can be beneficial for the society as altruistic people are helpful, empathetic and proactive. Religion is closely related to altruistic activities and religious leaders are expected to be of helping nature and higher life satisfaction. The present study examines relationship between altruism and life satisfaction among religious leaders. The sample was selected using purposive sampling (N=25). Christian Church leaders were evaluated on life satisfaction and altruism scales. Results revealed a significant correlation between altruism and life satisfaction among religious leaders.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.031/20180601

10.25215/0601.031

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Published in   Volume 06, Issue 1, January-March, 2018