Humility, Relational Spirituality, and Well-being among Religious Leaders: A Moderated Mediation Model.


Counseling Program, Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr., St. Paul, MN, 55112, USA. [Email]


Prior research has demonstrated positive associations between general humility and well-being, and posited a protective effect for intellectual humility against maladjustment among religious leaders. We tested a model that extended findings on general humility to include intellectual humility among religious leaders (N = 258; M age = 42.31; 43% female; 63.7% White; 91.9% Christian affiliation). We observed a positive general humility-well-being association. Contrary to expectations, we observed risk effects for religion-specific intellectual humility. Our findings also point to the possibility that these risk effects might be attenuated by the integration of high levels of general and intellectual humility.


Attachment to God,Differentiation of self,Intellectual humility,Religious leaders,

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