Professor Norman Bradburn – Spiritual experience and its correlation with well-being
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Beyond Biofeedback – Drs Elmer and Alyce Green
Responses on the brief Psychological Well-Being Scale developed by Professor Norman Bradburn indicated that "The relationship between frequent ecstatic [spiritual] experience and psychological well-being was 40, the highest correlation, according to Bradburn, he has ever observed with his scale.
"The authors found that this correlation could not be explained away as the effects of other variables, such as education, sex, age, or race. After the effects of these factors were statistically removed there still remained a [high] correlation between well-being and frequent ecstatic [spiritual] experiences.”