Pathways from Religion to Health: Mediation by Psychosocial and Lifestyle Mechanisms.

@article{Morton2017PathwaysFR,
  title={Pathways from Religion to Health: Mediation by Psychosocial and Lifestyle Mechanisms.},
  author={Kelly R Morton and Jerry W. Lee and Leslie R. Martin},
  journal={Psychology of religion and spirituality},
  year={2017},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={106-117}
}
Religiosity, often measured as attendance at religious services, is linked to better physical health and longevity though the mechanisms linking the two are debated. Potential explanations include: a healthier lifestyle, increased social support from congregational members, and/or more positive emotions. Thus far, these mechanisms have not been tested simultaneously in a single model though they likely operate synergistically. We test this model predicting all-cause mortality in Seventh-day… CONTINUE READING