Use of the Spiritual Development Framework in Conducting Spirituality and Health Research with Adolescents.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Spirituality is considered a universal phenomenon, but research addressing the spiritual needs of adolescents in the context of health and illness is limited. The aim of this article is to provide a description of how the spiritual development framework (SDF) was used in conducting research with adolescents. An exemplar of a qualitative descriptive study is provided to demonstrate applicability of the SDF. The SDF was used as a guiding theoretical framework in conducting research with adolescents living with sickle cell disease. The SDF is culturally applicable and methodologically appropriate. Additional research applying the SDF is warranted.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clayton-Jones, D; Haglund, KA; Schaefer, J; Koenig, HG; George Dalmida, S

Published Date

  • August 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 58 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1259 - 1271

PubMed ID

  • 30600460

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6571

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10943-018-00752-z


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States