Mental well-being in the religious and the non-religious: evidence for a curvilinear relationship

  title={Mental well-being in the religious and the non-religious: evidence for a curvilinear relationship},
  author={Luke W. Galen and James D. Kloet},
  journal={Mental Health, Religion \& Culture},
  pages={673 - 689}
Previous studies demonstrating a positive relationship between religiosity and mental health have sampled from a highly religious general population with little differentiation between weak religiosity and non-religiosity. Church members are typically compared with non-religious unaffiliated individuals, thus confounding belief with group effects (e.g. social support). The present study examined mental well-being, utilising the full range of certainty of belief or non-belief in God. In the… 

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