Spirituality and Support: A Descriptive Analysis of Online Social Support for Depression

@article{Keating2012SpiritualityAS,
  title={Spirituality and Support: A Descriptive Analysis of Online Social Support for Depression},
  author={David M. Keating},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2012},
  volume={52},
  pages={1014-1028}
}
This study examined supportive messages in spiritual and non-spiritual online support groups for depression. Both social support and religiosity have been associated with reduced depressive symptomology. Proportions of three types of support (i.e., informational, emotional, and network) were considered; messages were further delineated as being either religious or non-religious in nature. Messages (N = 2,674) from two Christian and two unaffiliated online groups were analyzed. Results indicated… CONTINUE READING
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