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Religious involvement and subjective well-being.
  • C. Ellison
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of health and social behavior
  • 1 March 1991
There are persistent denominational variations in life satisfaction, but not in happiness: nondenominational Protestants, liberal Protestants, and members of nontraditional groups such as Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses report greater life satisfaction than do their unaffiliated counterparts, even with the effects of other dimensions of religiosity held constant. Expand
The Religion-Health Connection: Evidence, Theory, and Future Directions
The aim of this article is to identify the most promising explanatory mechanisms for religious effects on health, giving particular attention to the relationships between religious factors and the central constructs of the life stress paradigm, which guides most current social and behavioral research on health outcomes. Expand
Measuring Multiple Dimensions of Religion and Spirituality for Health Research
Progress in studying the relationship between religion and health has been hampered by the absence of an adequate measure of religiousness and spirituality. This article reports on the conceptual andExpand
TARGET ARTICLE: Explaining the Relationships Between Religious Involvement and Health
There is increasing research evidence that religious involvement is associated both cross-sectionally and prospectively with better physical health, better mental health, and longer survival. TheseExpand
Religious Involvement and Self-Perception among Black Americans
This study focuses on the relationships between the religious involvement of black Americans and two important dimensions of self-perception : self-esteem and personal mastery. This article arguesExpand
Religious Involvement, Stress, and Mental Health: Findings from the 1995 Detroit Area Study
Although interest in the links between religion and mental health has increased sharply in recent years, researchers remain far from a consensus regarding which aspects of religious involvement areExpand
The sociology of religion is experiencing a period of substantial organizational and intellectual growth. Recent theoretical and empirical papers on the sociology of religion appearing in topExpand
Mental health services in faith communities: the role of clergy in black churches.
The research is examined, highlighting available information with regard to the process by which mental health needs are identified and addressed by faith communities and barriers to and constraints against effective partnerships between churches, formal services agencies, and the broader practice of social work. Expand
Religious involvement and U.S. adult mortality
Although the magnitude of the relationship between religious attendance and mortality varies by cause of death, the direction of the association is consistent across causes. Expand