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  • "It just always seemed like it wasn't a big deal, yet I know for some people they really struggle with it": LGBT religious identities in context.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 770-786.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in 3 LGBT-identified congregations in the U.S.A. Some interviewees felt a need to reconcile dissonant components of the self-concept, some did not.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Identity; Participant observation; Self concept
  • The long arm of religion: Childhood adversity, religion, and self-perception among Black Americans.
    Henderson, Andrea K. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 324-348.

    Analyzes 2001-03 National Survey of America Life: Coping with Stress in the 21st Century data from African Americans & Caribbean Americans. Religious coping & attendance buffer negative long-term effect of poor childhood health & low childhood SES on self-esteem & efficacy. However, childhood religious salience ("socialization") exacerbated them.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; African Americans; Self-esteem; Caribbean Americans; Coping; Life course; Efficacy; Practice
  • Religious reflexivity: The effect of continual novelty and diversity on individual religiosity.
    Martí, Gerardo (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 1-13.

    The modern situation often involves religious reflexivity--a deliberative problem-solving religious orientation, engendering a de-communalization of religion in which socialization loses importance.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Reflexivity; Self; Pluralism; Modernity; Individualism; Differentiation
  • Gender and cultivating the moral self in Islam: Muslim converts in an American mosque.
    Rao, Aliya Hamid (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:4: 413-435.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation & interviews in a northeastern U.S.A. urban mosque. Includes attitudes about polygyny.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.; Gender; Convert; Clothing; Self; Polygyny
  • Plasticidade e pessoalidade no espiritismo crioulo cubano.
    Santo, Diana Espírito (2014)
    Mana 20:1: 68-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Self concept; Spiritualist, Cuba; Cuba
  • Religion as self constitution: A relational perspective.
    Pagis, Michal (2013)
    In Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde (eds.) Religion on the Edge. De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 92-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Self
  • 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: Clergy; Depression; Health; Stress; Self-esteem; Mental health
  • Religious Involvement and Religious Struggles.
    Hill, Terrence D., and Ryon J. Cobb (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 239-260.

    Reviews the literature & develops a theoretical model for the relationship between religion & longevity.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Depression; Doubt; Mental health; Belief; Conversion; Self-esteem; Mortality
  • Shinto festival involvement and sense of self in contemporary Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Japan Forum 22:3/4: 491-512.

    Associated Search Terms: Feast; Japan; Practice; Ritual; Self concept; Shinto
  • Church-based Emotional Support and Self-forgiveness in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:1:72-89.

    Analyzes longitudinal survey data from American senior citizens; satisfaction with emotional support from church members rather than amounts of it predicts self-forgiveness.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-forgiveness; Gerontology; Social support; Emotion
  • Sexual minority young adult religiosity, sexual orientation conflict, self-esteem and depressive symptoms.
    Dahl, Angie, and Renee Galliher (2010)
    Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health 14:4: 271-290.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-esteem; Young adults; Dimensions of religiosity; Depression; Homosexuality
  • Religious Involvement, Beliefs about God, and the Sense of Mattering among Older Adults.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 517-535.

    Analyzes 2001-02 interview data from senior citizens in Washington, D.C. & 2 adjoining Maryland counties; beliefs in divine control mediate effects of practice & prayer on measures of oneself mattering.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Prayer; Practice; Gerontology; Control, divine; Belief; Self concept
  • Church-Based Social Relationships and Change in Self-esteem Over Time.
    Krause, Neal (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 756-773.

    Analyzes 2001 & '04 panel data from older adults in the 48 contiguous U.S.A. states. A close relationship with God predicts self-esteem over time; church social support does not.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Panel study; Gerontology; Emotion; Self-esteem; Social support
  • La Fin de la Religion? Réenchantement et Déplacement du Sacré.
    Lee, Raymond L.M. (2008)
    Social Compass 55:1: 66-83.

    The sacred is migrating to the self & away from institutional religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Sacred; Self
  • Seekership, spirituality and self-discovery: Ayurveda students in Britain.
    Warrier, Maya (2008)
    Asian Medicine: Tradition and Modernity 4: 423-451.

    Associated Search Terms: Self; Spirituality; Great Britain; Hindu, Great Britain; Medical; Seeker
  • Spirituality, Gender, and Expressive Selfhood.
    Sointu, Eeva, and Linda Woodhead (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:2: 259-276.

    Based on field work in 2 British cities.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Lancashire, Lancaster; Holistic spirituality; Women; Self-actualization; Great Britain, Cumbria, Kendal
  • Parental Religious Socialization Practices and Self-esteem in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 49:2: 109-127.

    Based on 2001 interview data from African American & white Christian seniors in the continental U.S.A.; links childhood religious socialization to adult practice & prayer & then to self-esteem in old age.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-esteem; Gerontology; Prayer; Socialization; African Americans; Practice
  • Mother, Father, and Self: Sources of Young Adults' God Concepts.
    Dickie, Jane R., Lindsey V. Ajega, Joy R. Kobylak, and Kathryn M. Nixon (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 57-71.

    Based on questionnaire & interview data from 132 undergraduates from a small church-affiliated college.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-esteem; Family; Socialization; God, image of
  • Materializing the self: Words and gifts in the construction of charismatic Protestant identity.
    Coleman, Simon (2006)
    In Fenella Cannell (ed.) The Anthropology of Christianity. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, pp. 163-184.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Self; Pentecostal
  • Imagining the Course of Life. Self-Transformation in a Shan Buddhist Community.
    Eberhardt, Nancy (2006)
    Honolulu: University of Hawai'I Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Thailand; Participant observation; Self; Thailand, Mae Hong Son Province; Shan
  • The Sense of Divine Control and the Self-Concept: A Study of Race Differences in Late-Life.
    Schieman, Scott, and M.A. Milkie (2005)
    Research on Aging 27: 165-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, divine; Race; Gerontology; Self concept
  • Religiosity as a Mediator of Caregiver Well-being: Does Ethnicity Make a Difference?
    Morazno, Carmen L., and Denise King (2005)
    In Harry R. Moody (ed.) Religion, Spirituality, and Aging. Binghamton, New York: Haworth, pp. 69-84./Journal of Gerontological Social Work 45:1-3: 69-84.

    Analyzes survey data from African American, Latino, & other caregivers of Alsheimer's patients. Religiosity predicted epression inversely & self-acceptance directly.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Self concept; Latino Americans; African Americans
  • The Sense of Divine Control and the Self-Concept: A Study of Race Differences in Late Life.
    Schieman, Scott, Tetyana Pudrovska, and Melissa Milkie (2005)
    Research on Aging 27: 165-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, sense of; Gerontology; Race; Self concept; Control, divine
  • Assessing the relationships among prayer expectancies, race, and self-esteem.
    Krause, Neal (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3: 395-408.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Self-esteem; Race
  • Gender and Culture: Challenges to the Sociology of Religion.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:4: 391-402.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Self; Culture; Feminist theory
  • The association between spiritual and religious involvement and depressive symptoms in a Canadian population.
    Baetz, Marilyn, Ronald Griffin, Rudy Bowen, Harold G. Koenig, and Eugene Marcoux (2004)
    Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 192:12: 818-822.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; Self concept; Practice; Depression; Canada
  • The Self as the Basis of Religious Faith: Spirituality of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Christians.
    Yip, Andrew K.T. (2003)
    In Grace Davie, Linda Woodhead, and Paul Heelas (eds.) Predicting Religion. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 135-146.

    Associated Search Terms: Self; Homosexuality
  • Exploring Race Differences in the Relationship between Social Interaction with the Clergy and Feelings of Self-worth in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:2: 183-205.

    Analyzes survey data from seniors in the mainland U.S.A. who were or had been Christians. Emotional support from clergy bolsters African American elders' self esteem, but not white elders'.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Self-esteem; Race; Social support; Clergy; Gerontology
  • The Persistence of Faith among non-Heterosexual Christians: Evidence for the Neosecularization Thesis of Religious Transformation.
    Yip, Andrew K.T. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:2: 199-212.

    The religiosity of non-heterosexual Christians illustrates secularization as the decline of institutional religious authority. Based on 1997-99 survey & interview data from British homosexual respondents.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Secularization; Authority; Self; Individualism; Great Britain
  • 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; Education; Practice; Life satisfaction; Salience; Self concept; Adolescents
  • Emotion-work, Commitment, and the Authentication of the Self: The Case of Gay and ex-Gay Christian Support Groups.
    Wolkomir, Michelle (2001)
    Journal of Contemporary Ethnography 30:3: 305-334.

    Associated Search Terms: Emotion; Support group; Self; Authenticity; Work; Homosexuality
  • The "New Age" Worldview of Polish Students.
    Doktór, Tadeusz (1999)
    Social Compass 46:2: 215-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Individualism; Experience; Mysticism; Stress; Students, undergraduate; New age; Poland; Self-esteem
  • The New Age Movement: The Celebration of the Self and the Sacralisation of Modernity.
    Heelas, Paul (1996)
    Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Self
  • Religion, Health, and Nonphysical Senses of Self.
    Idler, Ellen L. (1995)
    Social Forces 74:2: 683-704.

    Analyzes interview data from rehabilitation clinic clients; self-rated religiousness correlated with perceived health.

    Associated Search Terms: Self; Medical
  • Religosity and self-esteem among odler adults.
    Krause, Neal (1995)
    Journal of Gerontology 50;5: 236-246.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Religiosity; Self-esteem
  • Religious Involvement and Self-perception among Black Americans.
    Ellison, Christopher G. (1993)
    Social Froces 71: 1027-1055.

    Analyzes 1979-80 National Survey of Black Americans data; shows religious involvement correlated with self-esteem.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-esteem; African Americans
  • Religiöse Virtuosen: Nonnen.
    Lau, Ephrem Else (1993)
    In Jörg Bergmann, Alois Hahn, and Thomas Luckmann (eds.) Religion und Kultur. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 33/1. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 206-217.

    Sees the virtuosity culture of sisters influencing the self-understanding of women.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Women; Virtuoso; Self concept
  • Religion and Self-actualization.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1992)
    In John F. Schumaker (ed.) Religion and Mental Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 132-137.

    Proposes self-actualization as a life style that has found a place in some traditions but is resisted in others.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Self-actualization
  • The sacralization of the self and new age capitalism.
    Heelas, Paul (1992)
    In Nicholas Abercrombie and Alan Warde (eds.) Social Chang ein Contemporary Britain. London; Polity Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Self
  • The return to the veil: Individual autonomy vs. social esteem.
    Mule, Pat, and Diane Barthel (1992)
    Sociological Forum 7:2: 323-332.

    Associated Search Terms: Autonomy; Self-esteem; Islam
  • The Effects of Religion and Social Support on Self-esteem and Depression among the Suddenly Bereaved.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (1992)
    Social Indicators Research 26: 259-275.

    Analyzes 1987 survey data from families recently losing members through accidental & suicidal deaths in a southwest U.S. city; church attendance predicted self-esteem.

    Associated Search Terms: Suicide; Self-esteem; Death
  • Possession, représentation de l'autre et recherche d'identité.
    Gibbal, Jean-Marie (1992)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 79: 7-18.

    Sees possession in trance as a ritual control of subversive personal tendencies.

    Associated Search Terms: Social control; Self; Ritual; Possession
  • Charisma, Ritual, Collective Effervescence, and Self-esteem.
    Carlton-Ford, Steven L. (1992)
    Sociological Quarterly 33:3: 365-387.

    Analyzes 1974 questionnaire data from members of urban communes; shows ritual, interpersonal power, & presence of charismatic leaders supporting self-esteem.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Ritual; Charisma; Power; Self-esteem
  • Ritual and the Legitimation of Inequality.
    DellaFave, L. Richard (1991)
    Sociological Perspectives 34:1: 21-38.

    Proposes a theoretical framework for studying the ritual legitimation & delegitimation of inequality.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-evaluation; Ritual; Legitimation; Stratification
  • The effects of religion and social support on self-esteem and depression among the suddenly bereaved.
    Sherkat, Darren, and Mark D. Reed (1991)
    Social Indicators Research 26:3: 259-275.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-esteem; Death; Depression; Social support
  • The Self-Concept of Rajneeshpuram Commune Members.
    Latkin, Carl A. (1990)
    Journal for the scientific Study of Religion 29:1: 91-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Rajneesh; Self concept
  • Ideology, Self-esteem, and Religious Doctrine: Towards a Socio-psychological Understanding of the Popularity of Evangelicalism in Modern, Capitalist America.
    Jacobs, Anton K. (1990)
    Ultimate Reality and Meaning 13:2: 122-133.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States; Ideology; Self-esteem
  • Fundamentalism and Self-actualization.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1989)
    Review of Religious Research 30:3: 276-286.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Muncie, Indiana; finds no relationship between fundamentalism & commitment to self-actualization.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Fundamentalist; Self-actualization
  • Stress and Religious Involvement among Older Blacks.
    Krause, Neal, and Thanh V. Tran (1989)
    Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 41: S4-S13.

    Analyzes 1979-80 National Survey of Black Americans data; shows religiosity buoying respondents' self-esteem & mastery over life, thereby counterbalancing effects of stressful life events.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Religiosity; Mastery over life; Self-esteem; Stress; Gerontology
  • Who Lies in Utopia? A Brief Report on the Rajneeshpuram Research Project.
    Latkin, Carl A., Richard A. Hagan, Richard A. Littman, and Norman D. Sundberg (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48:1: 73-81.

    Members of the disbanded community were young, mostly white, well-educated, & from middle & upper middle class backgrounds; psychological data indicate healthy self-perceptions.

    Associated Search Terms: Rajneesh; United States, Oregon, Rajneeshpuram; Self concept
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