Spiritual Exemplars II: Follow Up

Project Lead: Dr. Pamela Ebstyne King
Doctoral Student Researchers: Aaron Rosales, Abigayle (Abbie) Craigg
Project Dates: 2013–Present

A follow up to the original Adolescent Spiritual Exemplar study (see King, Clardy, & Ramos, 2014), this project investigates longitudinal influences on adolescent and emerging adult spiritual development. It seeks to provide developmental insights into the spiritual and religious development of youth nominated for living with profound spirituality in their teens. Specifically, the study examines their experiences of transcendence, fidelity, and contribution as well as explores experiences and relationships that influence their spirituality.

King, P. E., & Boyatzis C. (2015). Religious and spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. In M. E. Lamb & C. G. Coll (Eds.), Social and Emotional Issues (pp. 975-1021). Vol. 3 of the Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science (7th ed.). Editor-in-chief: R. M. Lerner. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

King, P. E., Clardy, C. E., & Ramos, J. S. (2014). Adolescent spiritual exemplars: Exploring spirituality in the lives of diverse youth. Journal of Adolescent Research, 29(2), 186-212.

Whitney, W., & King, P. E. (2014). Emerging adults and religious participation. In C. N. Barry & M. M. Abo-Zena (Eds.), Emerging adults’ religiousness and spirituality: Meaning-making in an age of transition. New York: Oxford University Press.

Bronk, K. C., King, P. E., & Matsuba, M. K. (2013). Introduction to exemplarity research. In M. K. Matsuba, P. E. King, & K. C. Bronk (Eds.), Exemplar methods and research: Quantitative and qualitative strategies for investigation [Special issue]. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 142.

King, P. E., Mueller, R. O., & Furrow, J. F. (2013). Cultural and contextual considerations in exemplar research. In M. K. Matsuba, P. E. King, & K. C. Bronk, K. C. (Eds.), Exemplar methods and research: Quantitative and qualitative strategies for investigation [Special issue]. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 142, 41-58.

King, P. E., Ramos, J. S., & Clardy, C. E. (2013). Searching for the sacred: Religion, spirituality, and adolescent development. In K. I. Pargament, J. J. Exline, & J. W. Jones (Eds.), APA handbook of psychology, religion and spirituality: Vol. 1. Context, theory, and research (pp. 513-528). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Matsuba, M. K., King, P. E., & Bronk, K. C. (Eds.). (2013). Exemplar methods and research: Quantitative and qualitative strategies for investigation [Special issue]. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 142.

Quagliana, H. L., King, P. E., Quagliana, D. P., & Wagener, L. M. (2013). Spiritually oriented interventions in developmental context. In D. F. Walker & W. L. Hathaway (Eds.), Spiritual interventions in child and adolescent psychotherapy (pp. 89-110). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/13947-005

King, P. E. (2011). Afterword: Where do we go from here? In A. Warren, R. M. Lerner, and E. Phelps (Eds.), Thriving and spirituality among youth: Research perspectives and future possibilities. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

King, P.E., Carr, A. & Boitor, C. (2011). Spirituality, religiosity, and youth thriving. In R. M. Lerner, J. V. Lerner, and J. B. Benson (Eds.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior: Vol. 41. Positive youth development: Research and applications for promoting thriving in adolescence. Amsterdam: Elsevier Press.

Clardy, C. E., & King, P. E. (2010). Adolescent religious involvement. In B. Brown & M. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of adolescence. Amsterdam: Elsevier Press.

King, P. E., Ramos, J. S., & Clardy, C. E. (2010). Religion & spirituality in diverse adolescents. In D. P. Swanson, M. C. Edwards, & M. B. Spencer (Eds.), Adolescence: Development during a global era (pp. 415-446). Amsterdam: Elsevier Press.

Roehlkepartain, G., King, P. E., Wagener, L. M., and Benson, P. L. (2006). The handbook of spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.