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  • The effect of religiosity on life satisfaction in a secularized context: Assessing the relevance of believing and belonging.
    tenKate, Josje, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:2: 135-155.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Netherlands residents aged 14-49. Belonging rather than belief is the religious dimension that furthers life satisfaction, with a residual effect of attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Belief; Belonging, sense of; Dimensions of religiosity; Life satisfaction; Practice
  • Religion and life satisfaction down under.
    Kortt, Michael, Brian Dollery, and Bligh Grant. (2015)
    Journal of Happiness Studies 16:2: 277-293.

    Analyzes Australian panel data from the 2004, 2007, and 2010 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Finds an association between attendance at religious services and life satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Life satisfaction; Practice
  • Religious attendance buffers the impact of unemployment on life satisfaction: Longitudinal evidence from Germany.
    Lechner, Clemens M., and Thomas Leopold (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 166-174.

    Analyzes 1990-2012 German panel survey data. Weekly religious attendance mitigates the psychological impact of unemployment.

    Associated Search Terms: Unemployment; Stress; Practice; Panel study; Life satisfaction; Germany
  • Prayer beliefs and change in life satisfaction over time.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2013)
    Journal of Religion and Health 52: 674-694.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Prayer
  • Faith Pinnacle Moments: Stress, Miraculous Experiences, and Life Satisfaction in Young Adulthood.
    Manglos, Nicolette D. (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 176-198.

    Analyzes telephone interview data from the National Study of Youth and Religion (U.S.A.) survey, respondents who participated in all 3 waves (2002-08). Those who experienced miracles were more likely to have experienced traumatic events. Miracles predict life satisfaction & partially buffer the effects of stress.

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults; Stress; Miracle; Life satisfaction
  • Happiness for believers? Contextualizing the effects of religiosity on life-satisfaction.
    Eichhorn, Jan (2012)
    European Sociological Review 28:5: 583-593.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Religiosity
  • Religion and Mental Health in China.
    Liu, Eric Y. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 141-173.

    Analyzes 2007 Empirical Studies of Values in China data; private religiosity positively predicts life satisfaction, but public religious involvement, membership, or belief do not. Religious effects differ from patterns found in the West.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Mental health; China
  • Financial strain, religious involvement, and life satisfaction among older Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal, and Elena Bastida (2011)
    Research on Aging 33:4: 403-425.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Life satisfaction; Stratification; Gerontology
  • Religion, Social Networks, and Life Satisfaction.
    Lim, Chaeyoon, and Robert D. Putnam (2010)
    American Sociological Review 75:6: 914-933.

    Analyzes 2006-07 panel survey data; identity with the religion, regular attendance, & social networks in the church contriute to life satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Practice; Network; Life satisfaction
  • Life Satisfaction in Chronic Pain Patients: The Stress-buffering Role of the Centrality of Religion.
    Dezutter, Jessie, Linda A. Robinson, Koen Luyckx, and Dirk Hutsebaut (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 507-516.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from members of a Belgian patients association; centrality of religion as a meaning system buffers the effect of chronic pain on life satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Centrality of religion; Life satisfaction; Belgium; Pain; Medical
  • Religiosity and life satisfaction across nations.
    Okulicz-Kozaryn, Adam (2009)
    Mental Health, Religion & Culture 13:2: 155-169.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction
  • Religion and Life Satisfaction Worldwide: The Role of Government Regulation.
    Elliott, Marta, and R. David Hayward (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:3: 285-310.

    Analyzes 1999-2004 World Values Survey data; religious identity & participation positively predict life satisfaction, especially where government regulation is low.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Life satisfaction
  • Religio-Biography, Coping, and Meaning-Making among Persons with HIV/AIDS.
    Jacobson, C. Jeff, Jr., Sara E. Luckhaupt, Sheli Delaney, and Joel Tsevat (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 39-56.

    Based on interviews with 19 AIDS patients; identifies patterns of making life meaningful.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Meaning; Coping; Medical; AIDS
  • Conflict and Consensus. A Study of Values and Attitudes in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
    Fahey, Tony, Bernadette C. Hayes, and Richard Sinnott (2006)
    Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.

    Based on European Values Study data, with added items. Factor analysis shows somewhat different attitudinal cleavages in the 2 Irelands.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Trust; Life satisfaction; Work; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Moral; Ireland; Practice; Belief; Factor analysis; Comparative; Protestant, Ireland; Catholic, Ireland; Conflict; Catholic, Great Britain; Protestant, Great Britain
  • Spirituality and Religious Variables as Predictors of Well-Being in Sex Offenders.
    Geary, Brendan, Joseph W. Ciarrocchi, and N.J. Scheers (2005)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 15: 167-187.

    Analyzes 2002-03 questionnaire data from 205 male sex-offenders in treatment groups; faith maturity (spirituality) & practice predicted life satisfaction but had no relation to depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Faith maturity; Life satisfaction; Sex-offenders; Depression
  • Common facets of religion, unique facets of religion, and life satisfaction among older African Americans.
    Krause, Neal (2004)
    Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 59B:2: S109-S117.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Life satisfaction; Gerontology
  • Expand + Common facets of religion, unique facets of religion, and life satisfaction among older African Americans.
    Krause, Neal (2004)
    Journal of Gerontology: Series B Psychological Sciences 59:2: S109-S117.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Gerontology; Life satisfaction
  • Religion and the Life Attitudes and Self-Images of American Adolescents.
    Smith, Christian, and Robert Faris (2002)
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina: National Study of Youth and Religion.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from American adolescents (12th graders). Religious participation & salience correlate with positive self-images & attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, secondary; Practice; Salience; Adolescents; Life satisfaction; Self concept; Education
  • Theodicy and Life Satisfaction among Black and White Americans.
    Musick, Marc A. (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:3: 267-287.

    Analyzes 1987 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; among whites life satisfaction increases with church attendance & decreases with belief in ubiquity of sin.

    Associated Search Terms: Minority; Practice; African Americans; Race; Life satisfaction; Theodicy; United States
  • Reexamining the Relationship between Religiosity and Life Satisfaction.
    Lam, Pui-Yan, and Thomas Rotolo (2000)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 11: 133-153.

    Analyzes 1993 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data. Attendance predicts satisfaction with health & finances; denominations vary in predicting various aspects of satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Well-being; Religiosity; United States; Life satisfaction; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Panel Analyses of Religious Involvement and Well-being in African Americans: Contemporaneous vs. Longitudinal Effects.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., and Robert J. Taylor (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 695-709.

    Analyzes 1979-92 National Survey of African Americans data; church attendance, activity, prayer, etc. contribute to life satisfaction & happiness.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Prayer; Life satisfaction; African Americans; Mental health
  • Religious Effects on Health Status and Life Satisfaction Among Black Americans.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., Linda M. Chatters, and Robert Joseph Taylor (1995)
    Journal of Gerontology 50(B):3: S154-S163.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Medical; African Americans; Health
  • The Influence of Work-related Stressors on Clergy Husbands and their Wives.
    Morris, Michael Lane, and Priscilla White Blanton (1994)
    Family Relations 43:2: 189-195.

    Work-related stress inversely predicted marital, parental, & life satisfaction among clergy husbands & their wives.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Clergy spouses; Stress; Family; Clergy
  • Religious Involvement and Life Satisfaction in Canada.
    Gee, Ellen M., and Jean E. Veevers (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:4: 387-394.

    1985 Canadian General Social Survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Canada; Life satisfaction
  • Region, Religious Commitment, and Life Satisfaction among Black Americans.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and David A. Gay (1990)
    Sociological Quarterly 31:1: 123-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; African Americans; United States, regions
  • Religion, Age, Life Satisfaction, and Perceived Sources of Religiousness: A Study of Older Persons.
    Hunsberger, Bruce E. (1985)
    Journal of Gerontology 40: 615-620.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Gerontology
  • Religion, Physical Disabilities and Life Satisfaction in Older Age Cohorts.
    Guy, Rebecca (1982)
    International Journal of Aging and Human Development 15:3: 225-232.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Disability; Gerontology
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