Religion and Subjective Well-Being in Adulthood: A Quantitative Synthesis

  title={Religion and Subjective Well-Being in Adulthood: A Quantitative Synthesis},
  author={R. A. Witter and W. A. Stock and M. Okun and M. J. Haring},
  journal={Review of Religious Research},
  • R. A. Witter, W. A. Stock, +1 author M. J. Haring
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • Review of Religious Research
  • What is the strength and direction of the relation between religion and subjective well-being in adulthood? We addressed this question by performing a quantitative research synthesis (meta-analysis). The dependent variable was zero-order correlations between religion and subjective well-being. Independent variables were measure, sample, and study characteristics. We found that religion was significantly, positively related to subjective wellbeing. The relation between religion and subjective… CONTINUE READING
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