Measuring Religiousness in Health Research: Review and Critique

@article{Hall2008MeasuringRI,
  title={Measuring Religiousness in Health Research: Review and Critique},
  author={Daniel E. Hall and Keith G. Meador and Harold G. Koenig},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={47},
  pages={134-163}
}
Although existing measures of religiousness are sophisticated, no single approach has yet emerged as a standard. We review the measures of religiousness most commonly used in the religion and health literature with particular attention to their limitations, suggesting that vigilance is required to avoid over-generalization. After placing the development of these scales in historical context, we discuss measures of religious attendance, private religious practice, and intrinsic/extrinsic… Expand
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