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  • Religion and public opinion toward same-sex relations, marriage, and adoption: Does the type of practice matter?
    Perry, Samuel L., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 637-651.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Attitudes toward homosexual activity is more strongly inversely related to devoutness & theological conservatism than are those toward same-sex marriage & adoption by same-sex couples. Frequency of attendance & biblical literalism re stronger predictors for Evangelicals than for others.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Practice; Literalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief
  • Parental religiosity and youth religiosity: Variations by family structure.
    Petts, Richard J. (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 95-120.

    Analyzes 2002 & '05 survey data from U.S.A. youths. Parental attendance predicts youth attendance. Youths from step-parent families, never-married single-parent families, & co-habiting families were less likely to attend, irrespective of parental religiosity. Family structure did not affect parental religiosity predicting closeness to God or private religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Family; Practice; Socialization; Devotionalism
  • Religion and whites' attitudes toward interracial marriage with African Americans, Asians, and Latinos.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:425-442.

    Analyzes Wave 2, Baylor Religion Survey data (2007, U.S.A.); religious unaffiliates report greater support of interracial marriage, biblical literalists less. Among whites, private devotions & attendance in multiracial congregations are related to greater support.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Race; Marriage; Literalism; Devotionalism
  • Religious involvement and depression: Evidence for curvilinear and stress-moderating effects among young women in rural China.
    Wei, Dedong, and Eric Y. Liu (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:349-367.

    Analyzes 2010 questionnaire data from women, aged 18-34, living in rural villages of Xinle, Hebei Province, China. There is an inverse U curvilinear relationship between intrinsic religiosity & depressive symptoms. Intrinsic religiosity, devotions, & attendance exacerbated effects of stress life events such as marital conflict & child birth problems.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Devotionalism; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Practice; Religiosity; Rural; China, Hebei, Xinle
  • Social networks and religion: The role of congregational social embeddedness in religious belief and practice.
    Stroope, Samuel (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 273-298.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.); social embedness in congregations predicts involvement in church activities, devotionalism, supernatural beliefs, biblical literalism, & religious exclusivity.

    Associated Search Terms: Exclusivism; Belief; Religiosity; Parish; Literalism; United States; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Congregation; Network
  • Do private religious practices moderate the relation between family conflict and preadolescents' depression and anxiety symptoms?
    Davis, Kelly, and Catherine C. Epkins (2009)
    Journal of Early Adolescence 29:5: 693-717.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Depression; Conflict; Family; Devotionalism
  • Beyond the West: Religiosity and the Sense of Mastery in Modern Taiwan.
    Liu, Eric Y. (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 774-788.

    Analyzes 2004 Taiwanese survey data. Beleif in karma & one god, & prayer predict a low sense of mastery, while meditation & other devotional activities predict a high sense of mastery.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Taiwan; Control, sense of; Prayer; Belief
  • Dimensions of Religiosity among American Catholics: Measurement and Validation.
    Rinaman, William C., Matthew T. Loveland, Robert F. Kelly, and William R. Barnett (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:4: 413-440.

    Analyzes 2001 & later telephone interview data of U.S.A. Catholics to develop dimensions & improve measurement; tests predictive power with abortion attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Practice; Abortion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Measurement; Identity; Dimensions of religiosity; Celibacy; Belief; Devotionalism
  • Faith, Values, and Fears of New York City Chinatown Seniors.
    Carnes, Tony (2004)
    In Tony Carnes and Fengang Yang (eds.) Asian American Religions. the Making and Remaking of Borders and Boundaries. New York: New York University Press, pp. 223-244.

    Reports survey data on salience & devotional practices, along with low Sunday attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Salience; Chinese Americans; Practice; Gerontology; Devotionalism
  • Imagens e Devoções no Catolicismo Brasileiro. Fundamentos Metodológicos e Perspectivas de Invetigações.
    Lopes, José Rogério (2003)
    Rever--Revista de estudos da religião 3:3: 1-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Catholic, Brazil; Devotionalism
  • Is Profane Work an Obstacle to Salvation? The Case of Ultra Orthodox (Haredi) Jews in Contemporary Israel.
    Stadler, Nurit (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:4: 455-474.

    The Ultra Orthodox subculture reduces the value accorded work, focusing instead on studious devotion.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Economic; Israel; Work; Jewish, Orthodox, Israel
  • Does Private Religious Activity Prolong Survival? A Six-Year Follow-up Study of 3,851 Older Adults.
    Helm, H.M., J.C. Hays, E.P. Flint, Harold G. Koenig, and Daniel G. Blazer (2000)
    Journals of Gerontology Series A: 55: M400-M405.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Gerontology; Devotionalism; Mortality
  • Extending the Semi-involuntary Institution: Regional Differences and Social Constraints on Private Religious Consumption among African Americans.
    Sherkat, Darren E., and Shannon A. Cunningham (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:3: 383-396.

    Analyzes 1979-80 National Survey of Black Americans data.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; United States, South; African Americans; Devotionalism; Denominationalism
  • Social Network Theory and Predictors of Religiosity for Black and White Catholics: Evidence of a "Black Sacred Cosmos"?
    Cavendish, James C., Michael R. Welch, and David C. Leege (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;3: 397-410.

    Analyzes a 1980s survey of American Catholics; African Americans pursued more private traditional devotions.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Experience; Catholic, U.S.A.; African Americans; Network
  • Attitudes toward Abortion among U.S. Catholics: Another Case of Symbolic Politics?
    Welch, Michael R., David C. Leege, and James C. Cavendish (1995)
    Social Science Quarterly 76:1: 142-157.

    Analyzes 1983-84 questionnaire data from parish-connected U.S. Catholics; sexual restrictiveness & devotionalism best predict opposition to abortion.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual attitudes; Abortion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Devotionalism
  • A ambivalência política da religião./The Political Ambivalence of Popular Religion.
    Ribeiro de Oliveira, Pedro A. (1994)
    Religião e sociedade 54/214: 413-426./Social Compass 41:4 (1994): 513-523.

    Distinguishes a popular religion that helps constitute the consciousness of the subaltern classes & private devotionalism imparted from higher class clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Brazil; Popular religion; Catholic, Brazil; Devotionalism
  • Are Religious People Nice People? Evidence from the National Survey of Black Americans.
    Ellison, Christopher G. (1992)
    Social Forces 71: 411-430.

    Analyzes 1979-80 National Survey of Black Americans data; devotional respondents & those who found religion important were rated more friendly than others by interviewers.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Interview; Devotionalism; Consequential dimension; Salience
  • Religious Involvement in a Secularized Society: An Empirical Confirmation of Martin's General Theory of Secularization.
    Giorgi, Liana (1992)
    British Journal of Sociology 43:4: 639-656.

    Analyzes 1981 European Values Survey data; supports David Martin's A General Theory of Secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Devotionalism; Europe; Practice; Religiosity
  • Reexamination of Religious Influences on Abortion Attitudes.
    Woodrum, Eric, and Beth L. Davison (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 33:3: 229-243.

    Analyzes 1984 questionnaire data from adults in Raleigh, North Carolina; shows conservative church membership & personal piety related to opposition to abortion.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Conservative, U.S.A.; Abortion; United States, North Carolina, Raleigh
  • Religious Orientation, Race and Support for the Death Penalty.
    Young, Robert L. (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:1: 76-87.

    Analyzes 1988 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows fundamentalism correlated with support for the death penalty, & devotionalism & evangelism (trying to convert someone) with opposition to it.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Capital punishment; Devotionalism; United States; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Protestant and Catholic: Is the Analogical Imagination Extinct?
    Greeley, Andrew M. (1989)
    American Sociological Review 54:4: 485-502.

    Analyzes 1981 sample surveys in industrial nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Familism; Individualism; Catholic; Devotionalism; Protestant; Imagination
  • Does Religious Commitment Contribute to Individual Life Satisfaction?
    Ellison, Christopher G., David A. Gay, and Thomas A. Glass (1989)
    Social Forces 68:1: 100-123.

    Analyzes 1983 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; church attendance & devotionalism contribute to subjective well-being beyond their relationship to social support.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Practice; United States; Devotionalism
  • Religious Activities and Attitudes of Elder Adults in a Geriatric Assessment Clinic.
    Koenig, Harold G. (1988)
    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 36:4: 362-374.

    Analyzes 1985-86 questionnaire data from elderly outpatients; finds high rates of orthodoxy, religious participation, devotionalism, & intrinsic religion integral to mental & physical health.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Gerontology; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Intrinsic/extrinsic; Devotionalism; Medical
  • Religious Predictors of Catholic Parishioners' Sociopolitical Attitudes: Devotional Style, Closeness to God, Imagery, and Agentic/Communal Religious Identity.
    Welch, Michael R., and David C. Leege (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 27:4: 536-552.

    Analyzes data from American Catholic parishioners.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Devotionalism; Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of
  • The Correlation of Private, Religious Devotional Practices and Marital Adjustment.
    Gruner, Leroy (1985)
    Journal of Comparative Family Studies 16:1: 47-59.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Devotionalism
  • Private Devotions.
    Bahr, Howard M. (1983)
    In Theodore Caplow, Howard M. Bahr, Bruce A. Chacwick, et al., All Faithful People. Change and Continuity in Middletown's Religion. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 146-162.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism
  • A Research Note on Religion and Morality: Are Religious People Nice People?
    Morgan, S. Philip (1983)
    Social Forces 61: 683-692. Comment by Morton B. King and Richrd A. Hunt 62:4 (1984): 1087-1088. Reply by S. Philip Morgan 62:4: 1089-1090.

    Analyzes 1974 National Opinion Research Center (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Devotionalism; United States
  • The Sacred Heart: A case for stimulus diffusion.
    Kehoe, Alice B. (1979)
    American Ethnologist 6:4: 763-771.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Devotion; Diffusion
  • A Theory of Religious Commitment.
    Finney, John M. (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:1: 19-35.

    Interprets 1974 telephone survey data from Washington State with a causal sequence model: practice, knowledge, experience, belief, devotional practices

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Washington; Devotionalism; Experiential dimension; Cognitive dimension; Practice
  • Age Differences on Five Dimensions of Religious Involvement.
    Finney, John M., and Gary R. Lee (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 18:2: 173-179.

    Analyzes 1974 telephone survey data from Washington State; shows age having no independent effect except on devotional activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Devotionalism; Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Washington
  • The Impact of Devotionalism and Attendance on Ordinary and Emergency Helping Behavior.
    Nelson, Lynn D., and Russell R. Dynes (1976)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:1: 47-59.

    Analyzes 1971 questionnaire data from adults in a southwest U.S. city that had been struck by a tornado some months before; shows importance of churches in mobilizing people in emergencies.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Altruism; Practice; Disaster
  • Vie Religieuse et Sécularisation: Elements Théoriques et Application à une Ville Moyenne Suisse.
    lalive d'Epinay, Christian, and Michel Bassand (1976)
    Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie/Revue sisse de sociologie 2:3: 83-117.

    Examines the relationship between religious belief & politics in a sample from Delémont, Switzerland; uses a practice, devotion, & belief typology.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Switzerland, Delémont; Politics, Switzerland; Devotionalism; Belief; Practice; Religiosity
  • Dimensions of Religiosity among Catholics.
    O'Connell, Brian J. (1975)
    Review of Religious Research 16: 198-207.

    Analyzes data from Catholics in a Midwest U.S. city; divides a consequential religiosity scale into individual & social sections; stances on birth control are independent of other scales.

    Associated Search Terms: Consequential dimension; Devotionalism; Sexual attitudes; Catholic, U.S.A.; Dimensions of religiosity; Birth control
  • Religion as a Determinant of Militancy and Political Participation among Black Americans.
    Madron, Thomas W., Hart M. Nelsen, and Raytha L. Yokley (1974)
    American Behavioral Scientist 17:6: 783-797.

    Analyzes 1970-71 questionnaire data from Bowling Green, Kentucky; shows orthodoxy inversely related to political activity by Blacks & whites, positively to militancy for Blacks but inversely for whites; devotionalism had low correlations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States, Kentucky, Bowling Green; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Devotionalism
  • Religious Commitment and Social Involvement in Selected Franciscan Parishes.
    Rigali, Lucius J. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Boston University. [DA 35:3 A, p. 1748]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 4 parishes in different parts of the U.S.; Examines communal vs. associational participation, orthodoxy, devotionalism, class, age, & attitudes toward involvement in social change activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Franciscan; Activism; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Associational/communal; Parish; Age
  • Faith of Our Father: A Study of the Process of Religious Socialization.
    McCready, William C. (1972)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. [DA 33:11 A, p. 6472]

    Analyzes survey data from a sample of American Catholics; shows family socialization as more important than other predictors of devotionalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Socialization; Devotionalism; Family
  • American Piety: The Nature of Religious Commitment.
    Stark, Rodney, and Charles Y. Glock (1968)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco Bay Area, & 1964 survey data from adult Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Communality; Devotionalism; Contributions; Practice; Belief; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Religious Factor. A Sociologist's Inquiry.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1961)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Analyzes 1958 interview data from the Detroit area.

    Associated Search Terms: Associational; Protestant Ethic; Devotionalism; Associational/communal; Stratification; Marriage; Catholic, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Communality; Economic; United States, Michigan, Detroit; Social participation
  • Mother and Her Temple.
    Miki, Margaret (1948)
    Social Process in Hawaii 12: 18-22.

    Describes the place of Buddhist piety in the life of a typical Japanese-Hawaiian woman, before & during World War II.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Japanese Americans; United States, Hawaii; Buddhist, U.S.A.
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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