Koç, Mustafa
September 2005
Ekev Academic Review;Fall2005, Vol. 9 Issue 25, p75
Academic Journal
In this article, first, a psychological analysis was carried out on phenomena of prayer and worship. Second, the prayer and worship which is considered as the ritualistic aspects of religion were discussed in connection with the period of adolescence. In addition, taking the results of empirical researches into consideration religious attitudes and behaviors towards prayer and worship by the adolescents were examined and the effects of prayer and worship upon adolescents. development of personality and identity was explained theoretically. As a consequence, it was emphasized that adolescents. religious life varies in parallel with developments in other dimensions of life resulting in differences in the prayers and worships in terms of both quality and quantity at different phases of life.


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