Religion and Well-being

  title={Religion and Well-being},
  author={Joni Y. Sasaki and H. Kim and J. Xu},
  journal={Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology},
  pages={1394 - 1405}
  • Joni Y. Sasaki, H. Kim, J. Xu
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Research suggests that religiosity, or the importance of religion in one’s life, may be related to well-being, but little is known about how culture and genes may play a role in this relationship. Given that religion in a North American cultural context tends to emphasize social affiliation less than in an East Asian cultural context and that some people may be genetically predisposed to be more socially sensitive than others, the way religion is linked to well-being may depend on the interplay… CONTINUE READING
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