Measuring Religiousness in Health Research: Review and Critique

  title={Measuring Religiousness in Health Research: Review and Critique},
  author={D. Hall and K. Meador and H. Koenig},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  • D. Hall, K. Meador, H. Koenig
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Religion and Health
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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