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  • 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: Factor analysis; Dimensions of religiosity; Women; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Poverty; Mental health; Medical; Depression; Stress
  • Urbanism, Metropolitan Development, and Identity Politics: Social Psychological Considerations of Left-Wing Mainline Organizing in Metropolitan Nashville.
    Byrd, Michael (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 146-159.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Urban; Identity; Liberal; Social movement
  • Organized Religion and Seniors' Mental Health.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1999)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on survey data from Tennessee seniors & interview data from church ministers to the elderly in Nashville, Tennessee; makes comparisons by race.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Parish; Gerontology; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Depression; Mental health; Clergy; African Americans
  • Does Public and Private Religiosity Have a Moderating Effect on Depression? A Bi-racial Study of Elders in the American South.
    Husaini, Baqar A., Anthony J. Blasi, and Oscar Miller (1999)
    International Journal of Aging and Development 48:1: 63-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Religiosity, collective; Religiosity, private; Gerontology; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Seniors' Mental Health and Pastoral Practices in African American Churches: An Exploratory Study in a Southern City.
    Blasi, Anthony J., Baqar A. Husaini, and Darrell A. Drumwright (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 40:2: 168-177.

    Based on 1997 interviews with ministers to older people in largely African American churches in Nashville.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Mental health; Clergy; African Americans; Gerontology
  • A Spiritual Storefront Church in Nashville: A Thaumaturgical Response to Racism and Social Stratification in the New South.
    Baer, Hans A. (1995)
    In O. Kendall White, Jr., and Daryl White (eds.), Religion in the contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity. Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings No. 28. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 106-116.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Participant observation; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • Psychiatric Symptoms and Help-seeking Behavior among the Elderly: An Analysis of Racial and Gender Differences.
    Husaini, Baqar A., Stephen T. Moore, and Van A. Cain (1994)
    Journal of Gerontologial Social Work 21:3/4: 177-195.

    Analyzes interview data from African American & white seniors in Nashville; gives percentage using clergy as mental health professionals.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Mental health; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Gerontology; Sex
  • Metropolitan Residential Environments and Church Organizational Activities.
    Guest, Avery, and Barrett A. Lee (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 47:4: 335-354.

    Analyzes data from 1981 questionnaires sent to church officials in Seattle & Nashville; shows community service programs varying most with degree to which the churches are integrated into the local community.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Parish; Activism; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; United States, Washington, Seattle; Charities
  • The Black Spiritual Movement: A Religious Response to Racism.
    Baer, Hans A. (1984)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Universal Hagarīs Spiritual Church (Father Hurley); United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Race; African Americans; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • Black Ministers' Attitudes Toward Population Size and Birth Control.
    Elifson, Kirk W., and Joseph Irwin (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:3: 252-257.

    Analyzes 1970 interview data from 154 African American clergy in Nashville.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Clergy; African Americans; Birth control
  • Preachers in Politics: A Study of Political Activism among the Black Ministry.
    Berenson, William M., Kirk W. Elifson, and Tandy Tollerson, III (1976)
    Journal of Black Studies 6: 373-392.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Clergy; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Religion and Attitudes toward Abortion: A Study of Nurses and Social Workers.
    Hertel, Bradley R., Gerry E. Hendershot, and James W. Grimm (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:1: 23-34.

    1971 survey data from Christian nurses & social workers in a Nashville Planned Parenthood training program show attendance in both conservative & liberal denominations related to opposing abortion.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Social worker; Practice; Nurse; Abortion; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • A Model for Determining Information Diffusion in a Family Planning Program.
    Jackson, Audrey R. (1972)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 34: 503-513.

    Based on a 1966-67 study of white female residents of low-income areas in Nashville; fundamentalism is used as a control variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Birth control
  • The "Religious Factor" and Delinquent Behavior.
    Rhodes, A. Lewis, and Albert J. Reiss, Jr. (1970)
    Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 7:2: 83-98.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Nashville area high school students; shows Jews & nonfundamentalist Protestants with lower delinquency rates, unchurched with highest.

    Associated Search Terms: Delinquency; Students, secondary; Deviance/social control; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Adolescent Religious Participation: An Examination of Sib-Structure and Church Attendance.
    DeBord, Larry W. (1969)
    Adolescence 4/16: 557-570.

    Late 1950s Nashville interview data from 2-child families show a positive correlation of attendance & age among Southern Baptists & Methodists, none among Presbyterians, & inverse among Church of Christ members. Examines attendance by sibling composition.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Family; Adolescents; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Southern Baptist; Churches of Christ
  • Marriage, Membership and Mobility in Church and Sect.
    Adams, Robert Lynn, and John Mogely (1967)
    Sociological Analysis 28:4: 205-214.

    1943-65 marriage record data, 5 Disciples of Christ congregations, Nashville; theology & gender (male's religion) more than class affect denomination choice in mixed marriages.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Stratification; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Conversion; Disciples of Christ
  • Child-control through a 'Coalition with God.'
    Nunn, Clyde Z. (1964)
    Child Development 35: 417-432.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from members of intact white families having 2 children in Nashville; lower class parents more than others used religion to control their children.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Social control; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Socialization; Family
  • Spiritualist Sect in Nashville.
    Lockley, Edith A. (1936)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Fisk University.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
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