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  • The honeymoon is over: Occupational relocation and changes in mental health among United Methodist clergy.
    Eagle, David E., Andrew A. Miles, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 31-45.

    Analyzes 2008 & '10 panel survey data from United Methodist clergy in the U.S.A. Those who had relocated between the 2 survey waves reported less stress & higher morale.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist, U.S.A.; Stress; Panel study; Clergy; Morale
  • 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: Stress; Obesity; Health; Anxiety; God, image of; Attachment to God; Social support
  • 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: Life satisfaction; Unemployment; Panel study; Practice; Stress; Germany
  • 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: Civic engagement; Mental health; Stress
  • Childhood Misfortune, Ultimate Redemption? A Stress Process--Life Course Analysis of Adult Born-Again Experiences.
    Schafer, Markus H. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 25-56.

    Analyzes 1995 questionnaire and 2004-06 follow-up questionnaire data (Midlife Development in the United States data). People broadly victimized as children are more likely than others to have a born-again experience.

    Associated Search Terms: Victimization; United States; Stress; Panel study; Life course; Born again experience; Conversion
  • Exploring the stress-buffering effects of religiousness in relation to social and economic change: Evidence from Poland.
    Lechner Clemens M., Martin J. Tomasik, Jacek Wasilewski, and Rainer K. Silbereisen (2013)
    Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 5:3: 145-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping; Stress; Religiosity; Poland; Change
  • 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: Miracle; Stress; Life satisfaction; Young adults
  • Religious coping and depression in young adulthood: Effects of global stress exposure and pre-teenage religious service attendance.
    Eliassen, A. Henry (2013)
    Review of Religious Reseach 55:3:413-433.

    Analyzes 1990-2000 panel interview data from Miami-Date County, Florida, middle & high school students. Early regular religious exposure & high global stress exposure are preconditions for a relationship between current religious coping & depression symptoms in young female adults. The relationship is an inverted U.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Florida, Miami; Depression; Stress; Students, secondary; Young adults
  • Overcoming the challenges of pastoral work? Peer support groups and psychological distress among United Methodist Church clergy.
    Miles, Andrew, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 199-226.

    Based on 2008 focus group data & 2008-10 survey data--all from United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Not all participants in peer support group session benefited from them.

    Associated Search Terms: Peer support groups; United States, North Carolina; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Stress; Clergy; Focus group
  • Discovering a Blissful Island: Religious Involvement and Happiness in Taiwan.
    Liu, Eric Y., Harold G. Koenig, and Dedong Wei (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:1: 46-68.

    Analyzes 2004 survey data from Taiwan. Beliefs differ in their relationship with happiness, depending on content. Some kinds of prayer correlate positively with happiness; practice is unrelated to it. Belief in God moderates effects of stress.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Practice; Taiwan; Happiness; Stress; Prayer
  • 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
  • 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: Stress; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Panel study; Mental health; God, attachment to
  • Are Rural Clergy Worse Off? An Examination of Occupational Conditions and Pastoral Experiences in a Sample of United Methodist Clergy.
    Miles, Andrew, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:1: 23-45.

    Analyzes 2008 survey data from United Methodist clergy in North Carolina; the introduction of statistical controls leaves little difference in stress between urban & rural pastoral work.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, North Carolina; Clergy; Urban/rural; Clergy role; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Rural; Stress
  • Sanctification, stress, and marital quality.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Andrea K. Henderson, Norval D. Glenn, and Kristine E. Harkrider (2011)
    Family Relations 60:4: 404-420.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Stress
  • 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
  • Religiousness, Spirituality, and Psychological Distress in Taiwan.
    Liu, Eric Y., Scott Schieman, and Sung Joon Jang (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 137-159.

    Analyzes 2004 survey data from Taiwan. Supernatural belief & resort to fortune telling & other secular supernatural activities predict more stress, while daily prayer predicts less; but attendance is unrelated to it.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Stress; Prayer; Fortune telling; Practice; Taiwan
  • 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: Meaning; Health; Coping; Control, sense of; Prayer; Social support; Stress
  • Religious Doubts and Sleep Quality: Findings from a Nationwide Study of Presbyterians.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Jennifer Storch, Jack P. Marcum, and Terrence D. Hill (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 119-136.

    Analyzes survey data from members of the Presbytrian Church (U.S.A.); shows moderate support for the thesis that religious doubt is associated with stress & therefore with sleep deprivation.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Stress; Doubt; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Belief
  • The Role of Divine Beliefs in Stress Processes.
    Schieman, Scott, and Alex Bierman (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 45-68.

    Consideration of beliefs about God as a moderating influence between stressors and well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Belief; God, concept of; God, emotions toward; God, image of; Stress; Well-being, psychological
  • Does Religion Protect Against Psychological Distress Among Chronically Ill and poor Women?
    Kilbourne, Barbara, Sherry M. Cummings, and Robert S. Levine (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 95-114.

    Analyzes interview data from low-income female patients in a Nashville, Tennessee, clinic. Dimensions of religion, arrived at through factor analysis, have modest but significant inverse effects on depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Poverty; Stress; Factor analysis; Mental health; Dimensions of religiosity; Women; Medical; Depression; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Spiritual Struggles and Psychological Distress among US Adults: Is there a Dark Side of Religion?
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Jinwoo Lee (2010)
    Social Indicators Research 98: 501-517.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Doubt
  • Financial hardship and psychological distress: Exploring the buffering effects of religion.
    Bradshaw, Matt, and Christopher G. Ellison (2010)
    Social Science and Medicine 71: 196-204.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Economic
  • Religious Belief and Mental Health: Applications and Extensions of the Stress Process Model.
    Schieman, Scott (2010)
    In David Pilgrim, Ann Rogers, and Bernice Pescosolido (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Mental Health and Illness. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, pp. 179-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Mental health; Belief
  • Religion and Psychological Distress in Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Social Forces 89: 559-584.

    Analyzes survey data from Kyoto Prefecture.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Japan, Kyoto; Stress; Mental health
  • Attachment to God, Images of God, and Psychological Distress in a Nationwide Sample of Presbyterians.
    Bradshaw, Matt, Christopher G. Ellison, and Jack P. Marcum (2010)
    International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 20: 130-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; God, image of; God, attachment to
  • The Sociology of the Clergy.
    Hoge, Dean R. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 581-596.

    Reviews some of the literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Role; Stress; Women
  • The Influence of Religiosity on Depression among Low-Income People with Diabetes.
    Kilbourne, Barbara, Sherry M. Cummings, and Robert S. Levine (2009)
    Health and Social Work 34: 137-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Medical; Poverty; Stress; Depression
  • The moderating effects of religiosity on the relationship between stressful life events and delinquent behavior.
    Johnson, Matthew C., and Robert G. Morris (2008)
    Journal of Criminal Justice 36:6: 486-493.

    Associated Search Terms: Delinquency; Stress; Religiosity; Adolescents
  • 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: Meaning; Mental health; Parish; Prayer; Coping; Stress; Gerontology; Health; Social support
  • 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: Mental health; Stress; Health; Definition of religion; Coping; Anxiety; Mortality; Disability; Suicide; Depression; Social support; Well-being, psychological
  • Gratitude Toward God, Stress, and Health in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2006)
    Research on Aging 28: 163-183.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Stress; Gratitude
  • Operationalizing the Critical Theory of Religion.
    Gay, David A., Warren S.Goldstein, and Anna Campbell Buck (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 343-357.

    Analyzes 1978, '88, & '98 GeneralSocial Survey (U.S.A.) data; stress, poverty, & depression inversely predict church attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Critical theory; Depression; Practice; Stratification; Stress
  • Religious Coping and Psychological Adjustment to Stress A Meta-analysis.
    Ano, Gene G., and Erin B. Vasconcelles (2005)
    Journal of Clinical Psychology 56: 519-543.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping; Stress
  • Religion as a meaning-making framework in coping with life stress.
    Park, Crystal L. (2005)
    Journal of Social Issues 61:4: 707-729.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping; Stress
  • Gender, Religiosity, and Reactions to Strain among African Americans.
    Jang, Sung Joon, and Byron R. Johnson (2005)
    Sociological Quarterly 46: 323-358.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Religiosity; Stress
  • Work role stressors and turnover intentions: A study of professional clergy in Hong Kong.
    Ngo, Hang-yue (2005)
    International Journal of Human Resource Management 16:11: 2133-2146.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Hong Kong; Clergy; Stress
  • Subjective Religiosity and Depression in the Transition to Adulthood.
    Eliassen, A. Henry, John Taylor, and Donald A. Lloyd (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:2: 187-199.

    Established patterns of religiosity mitigate depression, but stressors elicit increased prayer activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Stress; Depression; Prayer; Mental health; Religiosity
  • Gender Differences in Stress among Protestant Clergy: An Exploratory Study.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2005)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 15: 117-136.

    Based on questionnaire data from 30 Protestant clergy in Bergen County, New Jersey; stress did not vary with gender but with perception of congregational affirmation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New Jersey, Bergen County; Clergy; Stress; Sex
  • Religious Orientation, Aging, and Blood Pressure Reactivity to Interpersonal and Cognitive Stressors.
    Masters, Kevin S., R.D. Hill, J.C. Kircher, T.L. Benson, and J.A. Fallon (2004)
    Annals of Behavioral Medicine 28:3: 171-178.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Health; Gerontology
  • Understanding Stress and Quality of Life for Clergy and Clergy Spouses.
    Darling, Carol A., E. Wayne Hill, and Lenore M. McWey (2004)
    Stress and Health 20: 261-277.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Stress; Clergy spouses
  • 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: Stress; Locus of control; African Americans; Social support
  • 'Wir machen weiter': Krisenbewältigung under der Bedingung der Religionsloskeit.
    Gärtner, Christel, and Kornelia Sammet (2003)
    In Christel Gärtner, Detlef Pollack, and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (eds.) Atheismus und religiöser Indifferenz. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, pp. 289-313.

    Analyzes a documentary film about a family.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress
  • Religiousness and Depression: Evidence for a Main Effect and the Moderating Influence of Stressful Life Events.
    Smith, Timothy B., Michael E. McCullough, and Justin Poll (2003)
    Psychological Bulletin 129: 614-636.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Depression
  • Demand, Support, and Perception in Family-related Stress among Protestant Clergy.
    Lee, Cameron, and Judith Iverson-Gilbert (2003)
    Family Relations 52: 249-257.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Clergy; Family
  • Praying for Others, Financial Strain, and Physical Health Status in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3: 377-391.

    Analyzes 2001 interview data from older Americans. Older African Americans pray for others more than do whites. The practice correlates with self-rated health. Praying for material goods has no such effect.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; African Americans; Medical; Gerontology; Stress
  • Strain, Negative Emotions, and Deviant Coping among African Americans: A Test of General Strain Theory and the Buffering Effects of Religiosity.
    Jang, Sung Joon, and Byron R. Johnson (2003)
    Journal of Quantitative Criminology 19: 79-105.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Coping; African Americans; Deviance/social control
  • Priester im Modernisierungsstress: Forschungsbericht der Studie Priester 2000.
    Zulehner, Paul M. (2001)
    Ostfildern: Schwabenverlag.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Catholic, Germany; Germany; Stress
  • Are Rural Clergy in the Church of England under Greater Stress? A Study in Empirical Theology.
    Francis, Leslie J., and Christopher J.F. Rutledge (2000)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 11: 173-191.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Rural; Clergy; Church of England
  • Specifying Intrusive Demands and Their Outcomes in Congregational Ministry: A Report on the Ministry Demands Inventory.
    Lee, Cameron (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:4: 477-489.

    Analyzes survey data from pastors in 5 protestant denominations in the U.S.A..

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Stress
  • Work-Related Predictors of Physical Symptomatology and Emotional Well-Being among Clergy and Spouses.
    Blanton, Priscilla W., and M. Lane Morris (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 40:4: 331-348.

    Analyzes survey data from male clergy from 6 U.S. Protestant denominations, & their wives; work-related stress more than economic & demographic variables predicted well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Clergy; Clergy spouses; Well-being
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