The Link Between Religion and Spirituality and Psychological Adjustment: The Mediating Role of Optimism and Social Support

@article{Salsman2005TheLB,
  title={The Link Between Religion and Spirituality and Psychological Adjustment: The Mediating Role of Optimism and Social Support},
  author={John M. Salsman and Tamara L. Brown and Emily H. Brechting and Charles Royal Carlson},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={522 - 535}
}
Although optimism, social support, religiousness, and spirituality are important predictors of adjustment, rarely have studies examined these variables simultaneously. This study investigated whether optimism and social support mediated the relationship between religiousness and adjustment (distress and life satisfaction) and between spirituality and adjustment. Findings indicate that the relationship between intrinsic religiousness and life satisfaction and between prayer fulfillment and life… 

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