Exploring the stress-buffering effects of church-based and secular social support on self-rated health in late life.

@article{Krause2006ExploringTS,
  title={Exploring the stress-buffering effects of church-based and secular social support on self-rated health in late life.},
  author={Neal M. Krause},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={S35-43}
}
  • Neal M. Krause
  • Published 2006 in
    The journals of gerontology. Series B…
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to see if emotional support received from fellow church members and emotional support from secular social networks reduce the effects of financial strain on self-rated health. A second goal is to determine if church-based social support is a more important coping resource for older Blacks than for older Whites. METHODS The data come from the second wave of interviews with a nationwide sample of older people. Two groups of older adults are included in… CONTINUE READING