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  • Church-based social support among Caribbean Blacks in the United States.
    Nguyen, Ann W., Robert Joseph Taylor, and Linda M. Chatters (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 385-406.

    Analyzes 2001-03 survey data from the Caribbean Black subsample of a larger survey. Attendance & interaction with fellow congregants positively predicted social support, especially among women. Negative interactions were also present.

    Associated Search Terms: Caribbean Americans; Congregation; Migrant; Social support
  • 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
  • Not a lonely crowd? Social connectedness, religious service attendance, and the spiritual but not religious.
    Hastings, Orestes P. (2016)
    Social Science Research 57: 63-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States; Social support; Atheist, U.S.A.; Spirituality
  • 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
  • Social support and the religious dimensions of close ties.
    Merino, Stephen M. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 595-612.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. Portraits of America Life Study interview data. Same-faith ties are more likely to be sources of help & advicen, especially for Evangelicals & African American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Communality; Network; Social support
  • Sacred Divorce: Religion, Therapeutic Culture, and Ending Life Partnership.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E. (2014)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Divorce; Coping
  • Love, faith or social foci? Happiness, religion, and social networks in Sweden.
    Edling, Christopher, and Jens Bohman Rydgren (2014)
    European Sociological Review 30:5: 615-626.

    Associated Search Terms: Happiness; Network; Social support; Sweden
  • 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
  • Extrinsic religious orientation and well-being: Is their negative association real or spurious?
    Doane, Michael J., Marta Elliott, and Portia S. Dyrenforth (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 45-60.

    Analyzes online survey data from students at a small private college in the U.S. & a large public university in Ireland. Perceived social support explained the inverse relationship in both groups between extrinsic religiosity & well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Ireland; Social support; Students, undergraduate; United States; Well-being
  • Changes in church-based social support relationships during older adulthood.
    Hayward, R. David, and Neal Krause (2013)
    Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences 6: 85-96.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Social support
  • Profiles of anticipated support: Religion's place in the composition of Americans' emotional support networks.
    Edgell, Penny, Darin M. Mather, and Eric P. Tranby (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:293-308.

    Analyzes 2006 National (U.S.A.) Survey of Religion and Family Life telephone survey data. Religious networks serve as a major source of potential support for a significant portion of Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Well-being; Social support
  • Church-based social support and a sense of belonging in a congregation among older Mexican-Americans.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 251-273.

    Analyzes interview data from retired Mexican Americans from Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, & California. Receiving social support predicts a sense of belonging, especially for older Mexican American men.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Membership; Gerontology; Belonging, sense of
  • Sources of social support: Examining congregational involvement, private devotional activities, and congregational context.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 698-712.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Among attenders of religious congregations, congregational involvement & private devotional activities help predict social support, but congregation size & theology do not. The kinds of social support in the study were practical rather than socio-emotional.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation size; Social support; Congregation; Belief
  • Church-based social support, functional disability, and change in personal control over time.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2013)
    Journal of Religion and Health 53:1: 267-278.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Control, sense of; Disability
  • Mosque-based emotional support among young Muslim Americans.
    Nguyen, Ann W., Robert Joseph Taylor, Linda M. Chatters, Aaron Ahuvia, Elif Izberk-Bilgin, and Fiona Lee (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 535-555.

    Analyzes survey data from graduate & undergraduate students, & other young adult Muslims in southeastern Michigan. Giving & receiving social support & experiencing negative interactions in mosques were associated with demographic variables.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Social support; Mosque; Islam, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • Social Resources and Influence in Religious Networks: Consequences for Social Support, Volunteering, and Intergroup Contact.
    Merino, Stephen M. (2012)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Social support; United States; Volunteering; Communality
  • Social Factors in the Church and Positive Religious Coping Responses: Assessing Differences among Older Whites, Older Blacks, and Older Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 519-541.

    Analyzes 2001 survey data from White and African American seniors and survey data from Mexican American seniors from five U.S.A. states. Church attendance predicts the use of religious coping. For Whites, informal spiritual social support predicts the use of religious coping, as well.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping; African Americans; Social support; Gerontology; Mexican Americans; Practice
  • How culture shapes community: Bible belief, theological unity, and a sense of belonging in religious congregations.
    Stroope, Samuel (2011)
    Sociological Quarterly 52:4: 568-592.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Congregation; Social support
  • Religion and Preventive Service Use: Do Congregational Support and Religious Beliefs Explain the Relationship Between Attendance and Utilization?
    Benjamins, Maureen R., Christopher G. Ellison, Neal M. Krause, and John P. Marcum (2011)
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine 34:6: 462-476.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Health; Practice; Belief
  • Religion and Mental Health: Through the Lens of the Stress Process.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Andrea K. Henderson (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 11-44.

    Presents the stress process model of the relationship among religion, stress, and mental health outcomes. Religion can limit exposure to stressors, help provide social resources, provide psychological resources, be a part of coping, or cause stress.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping; Stress; Mental health; Social support
  • Church-based Social Support and Suicidality among African Americans and Black Caribbeans.
    Chatters, Linda M., Robert J. Taylor, Karen D. Lincoln, Ann Nguyen, and Sean Joe (2011)
    Archives of Suicide Research 15:4: 337-353.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Caribbean Americans; African Americans; Suicide
  • Stress, Religious-based Coping, and Physical Health.
    Krause, Neal (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 208-237.

    General conceptualization of the role of rleigion in buffering stress & coping with it. Focuses on church-based social support, religious coping responses, prayer, religiously-oriented feelings of control, & a religious sense of meaning in life.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Stress; Coping; Health; Meaning; Control, sense of; Prayer
  • Social Relationships in the Church during Late Life: Assessing Differences between African Americans, Whites, and Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal, and Elena Bastida (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:1: 41-63.

    Analyzes data from 2 early 2000s surveys. African American elders experienced greter social support from clergy & congregations than did European Americans & Mexican Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Parish; Congregation; African Americans; Social support; Gerontology
  • 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: Belief; Mortality; Conversion; Depression; Mental health; Self-esteem; Social support; Doubt
  • 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; Social support; Gerontology; Emotion
  • Church-based Social Relationships, Belonging, and Health Among Older Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal, and Elena Bastida (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:2: 397-409.

    Analyzes 2009 interview data from odler Mexican Americans in 5 Southwest U.S.A. states; frequent attenders gain a sense of belonging that has beneficial health effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Social support; Practice; Mexican Americans; Gerontology
  • Religion and Depressive Symptoms in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 229-247.

    Analyzes 2001 inteview data from American seniors. Church-based social support enhances a sense of meaning in life which in turn inversely affects depression symptoms.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Social support; Meaning; Gerontology; Depression
  • Religious Attendance and Happiness: Examining Gaps in the Current Literature--A Research Note.
    Childs, Ellen (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 550-560.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; perceived relationship with God is more strongly related to happiness than is social cohesion. Analyzes 1987-88 & 1992-94 interview panel data from U.S. households; attendance affects happiness more than happiness affects attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: God, emotions toward; Happiness; Practice; Social support; United States
  • Church-based volunteering, providing informal support at church, and self-rated health in late life.
    Krause, Neal (2009)
    Journal of Aging and Health 21:1: 63-84.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Health; Social support; Volunteering
  • Size, Conflict, and Opportunities for Interaction: Congregational Effects on Members' Anticipated support and negative interaction.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Neal M. Krause, Bryan C. Shepherd, and Mark A. Chaves (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 1-15.

    Based on 1998 General Social Survey & National Congregational study data; smaller congregations occasion more social support & conflict. Set times for socializing occasioned more social support.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Social support; Parish; Congregation size
  • 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: Social support; Panel study; Self-esteem; Parish; Emotion; Gerontology
  • Meaning, God, and prayer; Physical and metaphysical aspects of social support.
    Ladd, Kevin L., and Daniel N. McIntosh (2008)
    Mental health, Religion, and Culture 11: 23-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Meaning; Prayer; Social support
  • Clergy as mental health service providers to older adults.
    Pickard, Joseph G., and Baorong Guo (2008)
    Aging and Menal Health 12:5: 615-624.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Gerontology; Mental health; Social services; Social support
  • Religion and Adolescent Depression: The Impact of Race and Gender.
    Petts, Richard J., and Anne Jolliff (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:4: 395-414.

    Based on 1990s panel data from American junior high & high school students; religious participation & salience indirectly reduce depression through social support, but the relationship is reversed for Asian Americans & curvilinear for Latina girls.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex; Adolescents; Asian Americans; Ethnic; Latino Americans; Practice; Salience; Students, secondary; Students, primary; Social support
  • Aging in the Church. How Social Relationships Affect Health.
    Krause, Neal (2008)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Temple Foundation Press.

    Review of the literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Prayer; Social support; Stress; Meaning; Coping; Health; Gerontology; Mental health
  • Medicine, Religion, and Health. Where Science and Spirituality Meet.
    Koenig, Harold G. (2008)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Foundation Press.

    Detailed review of the literature on the effect of religiosity on aspects of health.

    Associated Search Terms: Mortality; Coping; Mental health; Suicide; Well-being, psychological; Social support; Health; Anxiety; Depression; Definition of religion; Disability; Stress
  • Social Involvement in Religious Institutions and God-mediated Control Beliefs.
    Krause, Neal (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 519-537.

    Analyzes 2001 & '04 panel data from American senior citizens--whites & African Americans. Religious involvement & church-based social support predict belief in God-mediated control.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Practice; Gerontology; Control, divine; African Americans
  • Exploring the Stress-buffering Effects of Church-based Social Support and Secular Social Support on Health in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2006)
    Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 61 B: S35-S43.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Gerontology
  • Church-based social support and mortality.
    Krause, Neal (2006)
    Journals of Gerontology: Socia Sciences 61B: S140-S146.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Mortality; Gerontology
  • Aging.
    Krause, Neal (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 139-160.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Social support; Gerontology; Race
  • Church-based Social Support and the Change in Health Over Time.
    Krause, Neal (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:2: 125-140.

    Analyzes U.S. Medicare beneficiary panel survey data, 2001-04; anticipated church social support predicts good health.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Locus of control; Social support; Medical
  • Church-based Social Ties, a Sense of Belonging in a Congregation and Physical Health Status.
    Krause, Neal, and Keith M. Wulff (2005)
    International Journal of the Psychology of Religion 15:1: 73-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Social support
  • Supportive relationships with church members among African Americans.
    Taylor, Robert Joseph, Karen D. Lincoln, and Linda M. Chatters (2005)
    Family Relations 54: 501-511.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Social support
  • Friendship Ties in the Church and Depressive Symptoms: Exploring Variations by Age.
    Krause, Neal, and Keith M. Wulff (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:4: 325-340.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from church members; among seniors, those with more friends in their congregations were less likely to suffer from depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Social support; Gerontology; Depression
  • Explaining Religious Effects on Distress among African Americans.
    Jang, Sung Joon, and Byron R. Johnson (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 239-260.

    Analyzes National Survey of Black Americans data; religiosity reduces stress by means of social support & sense of control.

    Associated Search Terms: Locus of control; Social support; Stress; African Americans
  • Religion in the Lives of African Americans: Social, Psychological, and Health Perspectives.
    Taylor, Robert Joseph, Linda M. Chatters, and Jeffrey Levin (2004)
    Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

    Synthesis of previous studies, using focus group quotations as illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Social support; Prayer; Practice; Clergy role; Well-being; African Americans; Medical; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • 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; Clergy; Race; Social support; Self-esteem; Gerontology
  • Patterns of informal social support from family and church members among African Americans.
    Chatters, Linda M., Robert J. Taylor, Karen D. Lincoln, and Tracy Schroepfer. (2002)
    Journal of Black Studies 33: 66-85.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Social support
  • Exploring Race Differences in a Comprehensive Battery of Church-based Social Support Measures.
    Krause, Neal (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:2: 126-149.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. survey data from senior citizens; African American seniors enjoy more church-based social support than do others.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Gerontology; African Americans
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