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  • Spiritual struggles and health: Assessing the influence of socioeconomic status.
    Krause, Neal, Kenneth I. Pargament, and Gail Ironson (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:3: 620-636.

    Analyzes 2014 Landmark Spirituality and Health Survey data from the 48 contiguous U.S.A. states. Lower educational attainment predicts chronic economic difficulty, which predicts living in run-down neighborhoods, & that predicts spiritual struggles, which predict poorer health.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Education; Health; Spirituality; Stratification
  • Religion as cultural models: Developing an emic measure of religiosity.
    Dengah, H.J. François, II (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 104-125.

    Differential adherence, "consonance," with religious cultural norms affect health. Illustrations from 2 Brazilian Pentecostal congregations taken from 2011-12 participant observation. Uses the Duke University Religion Index.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Health; Dimensions of religiosity; Culture; Conformity; Brazil, São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto; Stress; Pentecostal, Brazil
  • Religious invovlement and health over time: Predictive effects in a national sample of African Americans.
    Roth, David L., Therri Usher, Eddie M. Clark, and Cheryl L. Holt (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 417-424.

    Analyzes panel telephone interview data from adult African Americans Subjective religiosity ("belief") & behavior religious involvement predicted positive health outcomes, but the latter did not predict religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Health; Religiosity
  • Do religiosity and spirituality really matter for social, mental, and physical health? A tale of two samples.
    Cragun, Deborah, Ryan T. Cragun, Brian Nathan, J. E. Sumerau, and Alexandra C. H. Nowakowski. (2016)
    Sociological Spectrum 36:6: 359-377.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Religiosity; Health
  • Belief in human sinfulness, belief in experiencing divine forgiveness, and psychiatric symptoms.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., Christopher G. Ellison, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Amy M. Burdette (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 1-26.

    Analyzes 2004 U.S.A. e-mail survey data. Finds a positive association between belief in human sinfulness & 6 psychiatric symptoms, & a negative one between belief in divine forgiveness & 6 symptoms, as well as some inetraction effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Sin; Mental health; Forgiveness
  • Bodyweight perceptions among Texas women: The effects of religion, race/ethnicity, and citizenship status.
    Ramos, Aida I., Gabriel A. Acevedo, and Andrea L. Ruiz (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 433-455.

    Based on telephone survey data from Texas women. Attendance inversely predicts self-identification as overweight. Interaction effects with ethnic & racial categories are noted.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas; Ethnic; Health; Practice; Race
  • Effects of religiosity dimensions on physical health across non-elderly Black and White American panels.
    Oates, Gary L. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 249-270.

    Analyzes U.S.A. panel data from non-elderly adults, 1986, '89, & '94. Public religiosity predicted health measures among African Americans but not among whites.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Religiosity; Panel study; Social support; Health
  • Demonic influence: The negative mental health effects of belief in demons
    Nie, Fanhao, and Daniel V.A. Olson (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 498-515.

    Analyzes 2003-08 panel National Study of Youth and Religion (US.A.) data. Belief in malevolent spirits predicts lower mental health scores among adolescents & declines in the scores in young adulthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Adolescents; Devil; Mental health; Panel study; Young adults; Youth
  • Anxious attachment to God, spiritual support, and obesity: Findings from a recent nationwide survey.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 485-497.

    Analyzes 2014 interview data from adult Americans; having an anxious attachment to God predicts obesity, but the association is weakened by spiritual& emotional social support.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Anxiety; God, image of; Obesity; Stress; Health; Attachment to God
  • Occupational conditions, self-care, and obesity among clergy in the United States.
    Fergerson, Todd W., Brita Andercheck, Joshua C. Tom, Brandon C. Martinez, and Samuel Stroope (2015)
    Social Science Research 49: 249-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Clergy role; Clergy
  • Making the work we do more relevant: Using rleigion and health as a template.
    Krause, Neal (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 14-29.

    The sociology of the relationship between religion & health provides a template for making the sociology of religion more relevant to the public.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Health
  • True believers? Religion, physiology, and perceived body weight in Texas.
    Ruiz, Andrea L., and Gabriel A. Acevedo (2015)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:4: 1221-1237.

    Associated Search Terms: Obesity; Health; United States, Texas
  • Deviating from Religious Norms and the Mental Health of Conservative Protestants.
    Mannheimer, Andrew H., and Terrence D. Hill (2015)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:5: 1826-1838.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Conservative; Deviance/social control
  • My body is a temple: Eating disturbances, religious involvement, and mental health among young adult women.
    Henderson, Andrea K., and Christopher G. Ellison (2014)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:3: 954-976.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Women; Young adults; Health
  • Religion and global health.
    Brown, Peter J. (2014)
    In Ellen L. Idler (ed.) Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 273-297.

    Nation-level ecological data show an inverse relationship between health & religiosity, but health work is often motivated by religion & pursued by faith-based organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Globalization; Health
  • Religion and physical health from childhood to old age.
    Idler, Ellen L. (2014)
    In Ellen L. Idler (ed.) Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 203-250.

    Overview of studies of religion & health for different stages of the life course.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Life cycle; Life course
  • Hatsum?de, the visitation of Shinto shrines: Religion and culture in the Japanese context.
    Ozawa-deSilva, Chikako (2014)
    In Ellen L. Idler (ed.) Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 71-76.

    First-hand account of performing hatsum?de, & interview interpretations of it.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Shinto; Ritual; Japan; Pilgrimage
  • Is it really religion? Comparing main and stress-buffering effecs of religion and secular civic engagement on psychological distress.
    Acevedo, Gabriel A., Christopher G. Ellison, and Xiaohe Xu. (2014)
    Society and Mental Health 4:2: 111-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Civic engagement; Stress
  • Health benefits of religion among black and white older adults? Race, religiosity, and Creactive protein.
    Ferraro, Kenneth F., and Seoyoun Kim (2014)
    Social Science and Medicine 120:1: 92-99.

    Health benefit (resistance to inflammation) from religious involvement evident among African American seniors.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Gerontology; Health; Panel study; Practice
  • Prayer, attachment to God, and symptoms of anxiety-related disorders among U.S. adults.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Kathleen C. Galek (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 208-233.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; there was no relationship between frequency of praying & anxiety symptoms. Anxious attachment to God predicted them, secure attachment to God inversely predicted them. Among those securely attached to God, frequency of prayer inversely predicts them & positively predicted them among those anxiously attached to God. See erratum Sociology of Religion 76:1:140.

    Associated Search Terms: Attachment to God; Mental health; Prayer; Anxiety
  • Gratitude to God, Self-rated Health, and Depressive Symptoms.
    Krause, Neal, R. David Hayward, Deborah Bruce, and Cynthia Woolever (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 341-355.

    Analyzes 2008-2009 US. Congregational Life Survey data. Practice predicts volunteering, which in turn predicts having friends in the congregation. This in turn predicts emotional support, which in turn predicts gratitude toward God. Gratitude toward God predicts self-rated health and inversely predicts depressive affect.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Social support; Depression; Gratitude; Health
  • Cross-national analysis of the influence of cultural norms and government restrictions on the relationship between religion and well-being.
    Hayward, R. David, and Marta Elliott (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 23-43.

    Analyzes 5 waves (1981-2008) of World Values Survey data. Self-reported religion predicts happiness & self-reported health where religion is freely practiced, but it is harmful where there are religious restrictions & religion is deemed deviant.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Well-being; Deviance/social control; Happiness
  • Beliefs about God and mental health among American adults.
    Silton, Nava R., Kevin J. Flannelly, Kathleen Galek, and Christopher G. Ellison (2014)
    Journal of Religion and health 53;5: 1285-1296.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Belief; God, concept of; United States
  • Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes. Finding Religion in Everyday Life.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    95 in-depth interviews in Boston & Atlanta, 2006, including life histories, & followed up with observation at worship & study groups. Disposable cameras were left with respondents for them to photograph significant places. Audio-diaries were collected.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; Family; Health; Life histories; Methods; Narrative; Prayer; Spirituality; Visual; Work; Practice; Lived religion; Diaries; Discourse
  • Religion and mental health.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2013)
    In C.S. Aneshensel, J.C. Phelan, and A. Bierman (eds.) Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 457-478.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health
  • Spiritual struggles and mental health: Exploring the moderating effects of religious salience.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Qijuan Fang, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Rebecca A. Steckler (2013)
    International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 23: 214-229.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Salience
  • Enhanced religiosity following illness? Assessing evidence of religious consolation among Black and White Americans.
    Oates, Gary L. (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 597-613.

    Analyzes 1986 & '89 longitudinal interview data from African Americans & white Americans. Illness doe snot induce religiosity, except psychological distress among African Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Coping; Health; Longitudinal
  • Racial/ethnic differences in spiritual well-being among cancer survvors.
    Canada, Andrea L., George Fitchett, Patricia E. Murphy, Kevin Stein, Kenneth Portier, Corinne Crammer, and Amy H. Peterman (2013)
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine 36:5: 441-453.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, spiritual; Health; Ethnic
  • Typologies of religiousness/spirituality: Implications for health and well-being.
    Park, Nan Sook, Beo S. Lee, Fei Sun, Dvid L. Klemmack, Lucinda L. Roff, and Harold G. Koenig (2013)
    Journal of Religion and Health 52:3: 828-839.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Spirituality; Well-being; Health
  • Medicine and spiritual healing within a region of Canada: Preliminary findings concerning Christian Scientsts' healthcare practices.
    Manca, Terra (2013)
    Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2: 121-142.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Canada; Christian Science, Canada; Health
  • Religion and selected health behaviors among Latinos in Texas.
    Garcia, Ginny, Christopher G. Ellison, Thankam S. Sunil, and Terrence D. Hill (2013)
    Journal of Religion and health 52:1: 18-31.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; United States, Texas; Health
  • The risk of overweight and obesity among Latter-day Saints.
    Mason, Philip B., Xiaohe Xu, and John P. Bartkowski (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 131-147.

    Analyzes 1996 Utah Health Status Survey data; LDS members who attend services, especially female, were at greater risk of obesity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Utah; Health; Mormon, U.S.A.; Obesity
  • Maternal religious involvement and breastfeeding initiation and duration.
    Burdetre, Amy M., and Natasha V. Pilkauskas (2012)
    American Journal of Public Health 102:10: 1865-1868.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Women
  • Belief in life-after-death, beliefs about the world, and psychiatric symptoms.
    Flannelly, Kevin J., Christopher G. Ellison, Kathleen Galek, and Nava R. Silton (2012)
    Journal of Religion and Health 51:10: 651-662.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Mental health; Afterlife
  • Maternal religious attendance and low birth weight.
    Burdette, Amy M., Janet Weeks, Terrence D. Hill, and Isaac W. Eberstein (2012)
    Social Science & Medicine 74:12: 1961-1967.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Women; Practice
  • Forced Termination of American Clergy: Its Effects and Connection to Negative well-being.
    Tanner, Marcus N., Anisa M. Zvonkovic, and Charlie Adams (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 1-17.

    Analyzes internet questionnaire data from a snowball sample of Protestant American clergy; 28% had been forced from a ministry position at least once in their careers; they had poorer health than others & lower self-esteem, & were more likely to experience emotional exhaustion.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Clergy; Health; Stress; Self-esteem; Mental health
  • Religious beliefs, diet, and physical activity among Jewish adolescents.
    Benjamins, Maureen R. (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:3: 588-597.

    Analyzes 2010 questionnaire data from 5th-8th grade children in an Orthodox Jewish school system; those who said religious beliefs influenced their decisions about being physically active a lot were more active. No such effects were shown for eating behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Jewish; Obesity; Students, primary
  • Faith aftre an earthquake: A longitudinal study of religion and perceived health before and after the 2011 Chistchurch New Zealand earthquake.
    Sibley, Chris G., and Joseph Bulbulia (2012)
    PloS One 7:12: e49648.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; New Zealand, Christchurch; Disaster
  • Religion, social capital, and health.
    Yeary, Karen Hye-cheon Kim, Songthip Ounpraseuth, Page Moore, Zoran Bursac, and Paul Greene (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 331-347.

    Analyzes 2006 telephone interview data from Americans; social capital mediates the beneficial effects of religious participation on health. (The health literature traditionally termed this "social support" rather than social capital.)

    Associated Search Terms: Health; United States; Social capital; Social support
  • The effect of religion-supported programs on health-related behaviors in adolescence.
    Adamczyk, Amy, and Jacob Felson (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 469-497.

    Analyzes 2002-05 telephone interview data from U.S.A. teenagers. Involvement in religiously-sponsored non-religious activities is related to more positive outcomes, compared to participation in similar non-religiously sponsored activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; Well-being; Adolescents; Health; Sexual activity
  • Measuring intrinsic religiosity: Scales for use in mental health studies in China--a research report.
    Liu, Eric Y., and Harold G. Koenig (2012)
    Mental Health, Religion, and Culture 16:2:215-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity scale; Mental health; Measurement; China; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • Measurement of religiosity/spirituality in adolescent health outcomes research: trends and recommendations.
    Cotton, Sian, Meghan E. McGrady, and Susan L. Rosenthal (2012)
    Journal of Religion and Health 49:4: 414-444.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Spirituality; Religiosity scale; Spirituality scale; Methods; Measurement; Adolescence; Health
  • Attachment to God, Stressful Life Events, and Changes in Psychological Distress.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Nilay Kuyel, and Jack P. Marcum (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 53:4: 493-511.

    Analyzes 2005 questionnaire data from members of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Secure attachment to God buffers the effects of stress while an anxious attachment t God exacerbates them.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Stress; Panel study; God, attachment to
  • Religion and AIDS in Africa.
    Trinitapoli, Jenny, and Alexander Weinreb. (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interview & other kinds of data from Malawi, seacondary analysis of data from other sub-Saharan nations. While "new mission Protestant" churches have a lower incidence of AIDS, the best predictor is religiosity, not affiliation; individual & especially village religiosity inversely predicts HIV+ for women, but is positively associated for men.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Malawi; Africa; Stigma; Religiosity; Network; Sex; Islam, Africa; Sexual activity; AIDS; Christian, Africa; Contextual effects; Health
  • Social relationships in religious institutions and healthy lifestyles.
    Krause, Neal, Benjamin Shaw, and Jersey Liang (2011)
    Health Education and Behavor 38:1: 25-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Health
  • Religious involvement, religious context, and self-assessed health in Europe.
    Huijts, Tim, and Gerbert Kraaykamp (2011)
    Journal of Helath and Social Behavior 52: 91-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Europe
  • Judaism and health: Reflections on an emerging scholarly field.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., and Michelle F. Prince (2011)
    Journal of Religion and Health 50:4: 765-777.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Jewish
  • Religion and adult mortality: Group- and individual-level perspectives.
    Idler, Ellen L. (2011)
    In Richard Rogers and Eileen Crimmins (eds.) International Handbook of Adult Mortality. New York: Springer, pp. 345-377.

    Associated Search Terms: Mortality; Health
  • Religion and Health in Japan: Past Research, New Findings, and Future Directions.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 115-140.

    Overview of studies of religion & health in Japan. Analyzes survey data from Kyoto, showing favorable & unfavorable effects of various kinds & dimensions of religion on health.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan, Kyoto; Health
  • The Recondite Religious Life of Health.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 261-271.

    Because religion is oriented to the non-empirical, it cannot have its effects on health if consciously used instrumentally. Thus the effects can be seen as latent micro functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Latent function; Health
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