The purpose of this study was to determine the degree of spirituality among 430 predominately African American undergraduate students who completed the 48-item Life Attitude Profile-Revised (LAP-R). T-tests revealed that these students had a higher spirituality score than their predominately White counterparts who recently completed the LAP-R. Unlike the White students, no significant gender differences were found among specific spiritual indices. If these students use their moderately high degree of spirituality to influence health-related behaviors, the high rates of morbidity and mortality common among African American adults may lessen.
Dennis, Dixie L.; Hicks, Terence; Banerjee, Priya; and Dennis, Brent G., "Spirituality Among a Predominately African American College Student Population" (2005). Faculty Working Papers from the School of Education. Paper 9.