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Table Of Contents

1.1. Statement of the Problem
1.2. Objectives of the Study
The objectives of the study are:
1.3. Approach and Scope of the Study
1.3.1. Epistemological position: Hermeneutical realism
1.3.2. An overview of the project
2.1. Theoretical Framework: A Bird’s-eye View
2.2.1. Psychology of religion: An introduction
2.2.2. A multidimensional matrix of religion and spirituality1
2.3. Positive Psychology
2.3.1. Positive psychology: Its sources and contents
2.3.2. Character strengths of Values in Action (VIA)
2.4. Psychology of Religion and Positive Psychology
2.4.3. Cultivating character strengths through mindfulness
3.1. Understanding Addiction
3.1.1. Definitions and characteristics of addiction
Table 3.1 Characteristics of addiction
3.1.2. Understanding recovery and relapse
3.1.3. Varieties of addictive behaviour
3.2.1. Description of procedure
3.2.2. Results of the literature search
Table 3.3 List of studies included for review
Table 3.5 Summary of nodes and their contents
3.2.4. Discussion on the identified character strengths
3.2.5. Towards a conceptual framework
3.3. From Addiction to Wellbeing through Character strengths
3.3.1. A holistic understanding of addiction and recovery
3.4. Research Questions and Specific Hypotheses
4.2.1. Values in Action - Inventory of Strengths (VIA-IS)
4.2.4. The Sexual Addiction Screening Test (SAST)
4.2.5 Compulsive Internet Use Scale (CIUS)
4.2.7. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)
4.3. Participants
4.3.1. Demographic details of the participants in the survey (n=504)
4.3.2. Profile of the participants in the intervention (n=71)
4.3.3. Description of the participants in the case studies
4.4. Procedure of the Intervention Phase
4.5. Religious Spiritual Intervention: A Christian Mindfulness
4.5.1. Component 1: A Christian contemplative practice (Jesus Prayer)
4.5.2. Component 2: Labyrinth walking
4.5.3. Component 3: Mindfulness journaling
Chapter 5 Results
5.1. Reliability of the Instruments Used
5.1.1. Internal reliability tests for instruments used
5.1.2. Test-retest Reliability of the VIA-IS
5.1.3. Factor Analysis on the VIA-IS
Inter-Correlation between Character Strengths
5.2. Addictive Behaviour among the Sampled Population
5.2.1. Addiction Prevalence
5.2.2. Inter-correlation between addictions
5.2.3. Religious spirituality and addictive behaviour
5.4.1. The interaction among control variables
5.4.3. Control variables and addictive behaviours
5.6.1. Effect of interventions on character strengths
5.6.2. Effect of interventions on coping styles
5.6.3. Effect of interventions on depression and anxiety
5.6.4. Effect of interventions on addictive behaviours
5.8. A Summary of Findings
Chapter 6 Discussion
6.1. The Role of Character Strengths in Addictive Behaviour
6.2. On Understanding and Measuring Character Strengths
6.5. Points for Discussion Emerging from the Case Studies
Chapter 7 Conclusions
7.1. Recapping the Process
7.2. Insights on Addictive Behaviours Emerging from the Study
7.3. Limitations of the Study and Orientations for the Future
7.4. Contributions to Psychology Research in Africa
7.5. Summary of the Contributions of the Present Study
7.6. The Researcher’s Voice: Reflexivity
References
Component 1: Christian Contemplative Practice – 7 Steps
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