Prayer and psychological health: A study among sixth-form pupils attending Catholic and Protestant schools in Northern Ireland

  title={Prayer and psychological health: A study among sixth-form pupils attending Catholic and Protestant schools in Northern Ireland},
  author={Leslie J. Francis and Mandy Robbins and Christopher Alan Lewis and L. Philip Barnes},
  journal={Mental Health, Religion \& Culture},
  pages={85 - 92}
Eysenck's dimensional model of personality includes two indicators of psychological health, defined as neuroticism and psychoticism. In order to examine the association between psychological health and prayer, two samples of sixth-form pupils in Northern Ireland (16- to 18-year-olds) attending Catholic (N = 1246) and Protestant (N = 1060) schools completed the abbreviated Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire alongside a simple measure of prayer frequency. The data demonstrated a positive… 

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