Buddhist Belief in Merit (Punña), Buddhist Religiousness and Life Satisfaction among Thai Buddhists in Bangkok, Thailand

  title={Buddhist Belief in Merit (Pun{\~n}a), Buddhist Religiousness and Life Satisfaction among Thai Buddhists in Bangkok, Thailand},
  author={Vanchai Ariyabuddhiphongs},
  journal={Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv F{\"u}r Religionpsychologie},
  pages={191 - 213}
  • V. Ariyabuddhiphongs
  • Published 1 May 2009
  • Psychology
  • Archive for the Psychology of Religion/Archiv Für Religionpsychologie
This study operationally defines Buddhist belief in merit (punña), Buddhist religiousness and examines their relationships with life satisfaction. Four hundred Buddhist merit makers at a temple in Bangkok participated in the study. LISREL models show that Buddhist belief in merit predicts Buddhist religiousness and life satisfaction, and Buddhist belief in merit mediates the relationship between Buddhist religiousness and life satisfaction. The different conceptualizations of Buddhist… 

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