Challenges to the Conceptualization and Measurement of Religiosity and Spirituality in Mental Health Research

  title={Challenges to the Conceptualization and Measurement of Religiosity and Spirituality in Mental Health Research},
  author={Rachel Baumsteiger and Tiffany Chenneville},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
Investigating religiosity and spirituality may help to further elucidate how individuals’ worldviews influence their attitudes, behavior, and overall well-being. However, inconsistencies in how these constructs are conceptualized and measured may undercut the potential value of religiosity and spirituality research. Results from a survey of undergraduate students suggest that laypeople define spirituality as independent from social influence and that few people associate religiosity with… CONTINUE READING
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