Religious Commitment and Mental Health: A Review of the Empirical Literature

  title={Religious Commitment and Mental Health: A Review of the Empirical Literature},
  author={John D. Gartner and David B. Larson and G D Allen},
  journal={Journal of Psychology and Theology},
  pages={25 - 6}
Research on the relationship between religious commitment and psychopamology has produced mixed findings. In a recent meta-analysis, Bergin (1983) found mat 23% of the studies reported a negative relationship, 47% reported a positive relationship, and 30% reported no relationship at all between religion and mental health. Based on our review of more than 200 studies, we have discovered four additional trends: (a) Most studies linking religious commitment to psychopathology have employed mental… 
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