Psychosocial Correlates Of Psychological Wellbeing Among Clergy Of The Presbyterian Church And The Church Of Pentecost In Accra

ABSTRACT

The study examined the psychosocial correlates of psychological wellbeing among the clergy of

the Presbyterian Church and the Church of Pentecost in Accra. A concurrent mixed-method

approach composed of a quantitative and qualitative methods was used. The quantitative

involved the use of questionnaires administered to three hundred and six (306) conveniently

sampled clergy from some selected congregations among the GA and GA West Presbyteries of

the Presbyterian church of Ghana in Accra and some selected churches within the eleven

administrative Areas of the Church of Pentecost in Accra. The qualitative study involved an indepth

interview with twenty-seven (27) participants that comprised of fourteen Presbyterian

clergy and thirteen Church of Pentecost clergy all within Accra with age range between thirty to

sixty-five years who have gained at least three years of experience in the ministry. The clergy

were administered with the Psychological General Wellbeing Index Scale (PGWBI), Maslach

Burnout Inventory Scale, Work Family Conflict Scale and Job Satisfaction Scale to test the

psychosocial correlates that affects their psychological wellbeing.

The results from the quantitative analysis indicate that no significant differences were seen in job

satisfaction, work-family conflict, family-work conflict and burnout by gender. Exhaustion, workfamily

conflict, family-work conflict, efficacy and job satisfaction excluding cynicism

significantly predicted psychological wellbeing. There were significant differences between

Presbyterian and Church of Pentecost clergies on job satisfaction, work-family conflict and

exhaustion by church group. The results from the thematic analysis used to analyze the

qualitative data indicates that the clergies from both churches experience certain psychosocial

issues such as difficulty in performing family duties, privacy violations, transfer issues, financial

commitment and difficulties, emotional drain, administrative and ministerial role conflict.

Psychosocial correlates of psychological wellbeing among clergy of the Presbyterian church and the church of Pentecost in Accra

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Finally, all implications and recommendations were made with regards to the findings of the

study and limitations were discussed.

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.O., P (2021). Psychosocial Correlates Of Psychological Wellbeing Among Clergy Of The Presbyterian Church And The Church Of Pentecost In Accra. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-correlates-of-psychological-wellbeing-among-clergy-of-the-presbyterian-church-and-the-church-of-pentecost-in-accra

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.O., PHILIPPINA "Psychosocial Correlates Of Psychological Wellbeing Among Clergy Of The Presbyterian Church And The Church Of Pentecost In Accra" Afribary. Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-correlates-of-psychological-wellbeing-among-clergy-of-the-presbyterian-church-and-the-church-of-pentecost-in-accra. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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.O., PHILIPPINA . "Psychosocial Correlates Of Psychological Wellbeing Among Clergy Of The Presbyterian Church And The Church Of Pentecost In Accra". Afribary, Afribary, 13 Apr. 2021. Web. 25 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-correlates-of-psychological-wellbeing-among-clergy-of-the-presbyterian-church-and-the-church-of-pentecost-in-accra >.

Chicago

.O., PHILIPPINA . "Psychosocial Correlates Of Psychological Wellbeing Among Clergy Of The Presbyterian Church And The Church Of Pentecost In Accra" Afribary (2021). Accessed July 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/psychosocial-correlates-of-psychological-wellbeing-among-clergy-of-the-presbyterian-church-and-the-church-of-pentecost-in-accra