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Church-Based Social Support and Religious Coping
The purpose of this study is twofold: to explore the nature of church-based social support, and to see whether support received in religious settings is related to the use of religious copingExpand
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Religious Resources, Spiritual Struggles, and Mental Health in a Nationwide Sample of PCUSA Clergy
A growing body of research explores patterns and correlates of mental health among clergy and other religious professionals. Our study augments this work by distinguishing between religious resourcesExpand
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Factors Affecting Attendance of Major League Baseball: II. A Within-Season Analysis
This study examines game-by-game attendance data for one National League team (St. Louis Cardinals) and one American League team (Texas Rangers) for the 1982 season to explore factors related toExpand
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Helping Others Shows Differential Benefits on Health and Well-being for Male and Female Teens
Objectives Adults who engage in altruistic social interest behaviors experience better mental health and have lower mortality rates than non-altruistic adults. The present study investigated theExpand
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Does Negative Interaction in the Church Increase Psychological Distress? Longitudinal Findings from the Presbyterian Panel Survey*
This study examines the effects of negative interaction in church on psychological distress. After outlining a series of theoretical arguments linking negative interaction with health and well-being,Expand
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Responses of Clergy to 9/11: Posttraumatic Stress, Coping, and Religious Outcomes
This study examines posttraumatic stress, religious coping, and nonreligious coping in relation to positive religious outcomes following the tragedies of 9/11. In November 2001, a mailed survey ofExpand
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Religion and preventive service use: do congregational support and religious beliefs explain the relationship between attendance and utilization?
Religious individuals are more likely to engage in healthy practices, including using preventive services; however, the underlying mechanisms have not been adequately explored. To begin addressingExpand
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Spare the Rod? Ideology, Experience, and Attitudes Toward Child Discipline Among Presbyterian Clergy
Despite the recurrent public and academic controversies over the issue of corporal punishment, few studies have examined the attitudes of clergy members. This oversight is noteworthy, because clergyExpand
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