Journal of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research


Matthew Marlin


The purpose of this study was to examine gender, ethnic, class standing, and parental marital status differences in spirituality and wellbeing among college students and to determine if spirituality and wellbeing are correlated. A sample of 63 participants from Southern Adventist University were administered the Marlin Spirituality and Psychological Well-being Inventory (MSPWI) which measures levels of spirituality and perceived well-being. No statistically significant differences were found for gender, ethnicity, class standing, or parental marital status. Spirituality and well-being were shown to have a significant positive correlation, with higher levels of well-being being associated with higher levels of spirituality.