Does social support mediate the moderating effect of intrinsic religiosity on the relationship between physical health and depressive symptoms among Jews?

@article{Pirutinsky2011DoesSS,
  title={Does social support mediate the moderating effect of intrinsic religiosity on the relationship between physical health and depressive symptoms among Jews?},
  author={Steven Pirutinsky and David H. Rosmarin and Cheryl L. Holt and Robert H. Feldman and Lee S. Caplan and Elizabeth Midlarsky and Kenneth I. Pargament},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={489-496}
}
Previous research in the general population suggests that intrinsic religiosity moderates (mitigates) the effect of poor physical health on depression. However, few studies have focused specifically on the Jewish community. We therefore examined these variables in a cross-sectional sample of 89 Orthodox and 123 non-Orthodox Jews. Based on previous research suggesting that non-Orthodox Judaism values religious mental states (e.g., beliefs) less and a collectivist social religiosity more, as… CONTINUE READING

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