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  • Religion and subjective well-being across religious traditions: Evidence from 1.3 million Americans.
    Lim, Chaeyoon (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 684-701.

    Analyzes 2008-2013 daily Gallup data. Attendance & subjective well-being are positively related in all traditions, more so in Christian than other.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States; Well-being, psychological
  • Religion and Wellbeing Around the World: Social Purpose, Social Time, or Social Insurance?
    Graham, Carol, and Sarah Crown (2014)
    International Journal of Wellbeing 4:1: 1-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being
  • Cross-national analysis of the influence of cultural norms and government restrictions on the relationship between religion and well-being.
    Hayward, R. David, and Marta Elliott (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 23-43.

    Analyzes 5 waves (1981-2008) of World Values Survey data. Self-reported religion predicts happiness & self-reported health where religion is freely practiced, but it is harmful where there are religious restrictions & religion is deemed deviant.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Well-being; Health; Happiness
  • 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: Social support; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Ireland; Deprivation; Students, undergraduate; United States; Well-being
  • 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: Social support; Well-being; Network
  • Racial/ethnic differences in spiritual well-being among cancer survvors.
    Canada, Andrea L., George Fitchett, Patricia E. Murphy, Kevin Stein, Kenneth Portier, Corinne Crammer, and Amy H. Peterman (2013)
    Journal of Behavioral Medicine 36:5: 441-453.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, spiritual; Health; Ethnic
  • Typologies of religiousness/spirituality: Implications for health and well-being.
    Park, Nan Sook, Beo S. Lee, Fei Sun, Dvid L. Klemmack, Lucinda L. Roff, and Harold G. Koenig (2013)
    Journal of Religion and Health 52:3: 828-839.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Health; Religiosity; Spirituality
  • Close ties, intercessory prayer, and optimism among American adults: Locating God in the social support netowrk.
    Schafer, Markus H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 35-56.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. survey data. Network non-Kin prayers for respondents robustly predict optimism, an indicator of well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Well-being; Optimism; Prayer; Network
  • Religion and subjective well-being in Ghana.
    Pokimica, Jelena, Isaaac Addai, and Baffour Takyi (2012)
    Social Indicators Research 106:1: 61-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghana; Well-being
  • The effect of religion-supported programs on health-related behaviors in adolescence.
    Adamczyk, Amy, and Jacob Felson (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 469-497.

    Analyzes 2002-05 telephone interview data from U.S.A. teenagers. Involvement in religiously-sponsored non-religious activities is related to more positive outcomes, compared to participation in similar non-religiously sponsored activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; Well-being; Health; Adolescents; Sexual activity
  • 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
  • Parental Religiosity, Religious Homogamy, and Young Children's Well-being.
    Petts, Richard J. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 389-414.

    Analyzes 1998 & 2000 interview data from fragile families in U.S.A. cities. Attendance by 2 parents & religious homogamy are related positively to children's well-being, strictness negatively so.

    Associated Search Terms: Strictness; Marriage; Children; Panel study; Practice; Family; Salience; Well-being, psychological
  • Religion and Subjective Well-being in Japan.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:4: 411-427.

    Analyzes 2000-03 & '05 Japanese General Social Survey data; religious devotion & affiliation with certain religions correlate with life satisfaction & happiness.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Well-being, psychological
  • Spirit Matters: How Making Sense of Life Affects Wellbeing.
    Kaldor, Peter, Philip Hughes, and Alan Black (2010)
    Melbourne, Australia: Mosaic Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Meaning
  • Faith and freedom: Traditional and modern ways to happiness.
    Inglehart, Ronald (2010)
    In Ed Diener, John F. Helliwell, and Daniel Kahnemann (eds.) International Differences in Well-Being. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 342-368.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, psychological
  • Do formal Religious Participation and Spiritual Perceptions Have Independent Linkages with Diverse Dimensions of Psychological well-being?
    Greenfield, Emily A., George E. Vaillant, and Nadine F. Marks (2009)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 50: 196-212.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Well-being, psychological
  • Religious Attendance and Subjective well-being in an Eastern-culture Country: Empirical Evidence from Taiwan.
    Chang, Wen-chun (2009)
    Marburg Journal of Religion 14:1 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, psychological; Taiwan; Practice
  • Disabilities, Spirituality, and Well-being in Late Life: Research Foundations for Study and Practice.
    Moberg, David O. (2008)
    Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging 20:4: 313-340.

    Associated Search Terms: Disability; Gerontology; Well-being
  • Faith and Happiness.
    Stark, Rodney, and Jared Maier (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:1: 120-125.

    Based on 24 years of the General Social Survey (U.S.A.); religion is related to well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Well-being, psychological
  • Focused on their families: Religion, parenting, and child well-being.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford (2008)
    In K. Kline (ed.) Authoritative Communities: The Scientific Case for Nurturing the Whole Child. New York: Springer, pp. 227-244.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Socialization; Well-being; Authority
  • Daily Spiritual Experiences and Psychological well-being among US Adults.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Daisy Fan (2008)
    Social Indicators Research 88:2: 247-271.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Well-being, psychological; Experience
  • 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
  • Parents' Religious Heterogamy and Children's Well-being.
    Petts, Richard J., and Chris Knoester (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:3: 373-389.

    Based on 1987-94 longitudinal data from U.S. adults; mixid marriage is related to lower parental religiosity, more marital conflict, and lower children's well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Children; Well-being; Marriage
  • Religion and Happiness: Consensus, Contradictions, Comments and Concerns.
    Lewis, Christopher A., and Sharon M. Cruise (2006)
    Mental Health, Religion & Culture 9:3: 213-225.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being
  • Religion in Contemporary Society: Eroded by Human Well-being, Supported by Cultural Diversity.
    Pettersson, Thorleif (2006)
    Comparative Sociology 5:2/3: 231-157.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Well-being
  • Religious Doubt and Psychological Well-being: A Longitudinal Investigation.
    Krause, Neal (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47:3: 287-302. Reprinted 50:S: 94-110.

    Analyzes 2000 U.S. interview data from respondents aged over 65; doubt predicts a decline in psychological well-being; educational attainment buffers the decline.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Doubt; Belief; Gerontology; Well-being; Education
  • The role of religion for hospice patients and relatively healthy adults.
    Ardelt, Monika, and Cynthia S. Koenig (2006)
    Research on Aging 28:2: 184-215.

    Analyzes data from older adults; extrinsic religion predicted fear of death & death avoidance, intrinsic predicted acceptance of death. meaning in life predicted well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Gerontology; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Meaning; Well-being; Death
  • God-mediated Control and Psychological Well-being in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2005)
    Research on Aging 27: 136-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, psychological; Control, sense of; Gerontology
  • Religion and Health: A European Perspective.
    Lalive d'Epinay, Christian J., and Dario Spini (2004)
    In K. Warner Schaie, Neal Krause, and Alan Booth (eds.) Religious Influences on Health and Well-being in the Elderly. New York: Springer, pp. 44-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Well-being; Gerontology
  • 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: Well-being; Clergy role; Prayer; Practice; Generations; Denomination (organizational entity); Medical; African Americans; Social support
  • Forgiveness by God, Forgiveness of Others, and Psychological Well-being in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal, and Christopher G. Ellison (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 77-93.

    Analyzes 2001 interview data from older African American & white English-speaking Americans; forgiving others is associated with well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Forgiveness; Gerontology
  • Religion and Positive Adolescent Outcomes: A Review of Research and Theory.
    Regnerus, Mark D. (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 44:4: 394-413.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescence; Well-being
  • Religious Meaning and Subjective Well-being in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal (2003)
    Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences 58B: S160-S170.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Meaning; Well-being
  • Religious Attendance and Subjective Well-Being among Older Americans: Evidence from the General Social Survey.
    Barkan, Steven E., and Susan F. Greenwood (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:2: 116-129.

    Analyzes pooled General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; religious attendance predicts subjective well-being, net of controls.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Practice; United States
  • Religious doubt, helping others, and psychological well-being.
    Krause, Neal (2003)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:2: 745-758.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Doubt; Well-being, psychological
  • Theorizing Religious Effects among American Adolescents.
    Smith, Christian (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 17-30.

    Systematizes findings that religion promotes the well-being of adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Social capital; Cultural capital; Experience; Moral; Adolescents
  • Effects of religion and purpose in life on elders' subective well-being and attitudes toward death.
    Ardelt, Monika (2003)
    Journal of Religious Gerontology 14:4: 55-77.

    Analyzes data from older adults; extrinsic religion predicted fear of death & death avoidance, intrinsic predicted acceptance of death. meaning in life predicted well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Meaning; Well-being; Gerontology; Death anxiety; Death; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • The Importance of Spirituality in Well-Being for Jews and Christians.
    Cohen, Adam B. (2002)
    Jouranl of Happiness Studies 3: 287-310.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, psychological
  • The Relationship between Psychological Well-being and Christian Faith and Pratice in an Australian Population Sample.
    Francis, Leslie J., and Peter Kaldor (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:1: 179-184.

    Religious activity correlates with psychological well-being in a large 1997-98 Australian survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Well-being; Belief; Australia; Practice
  • Religious Involvement, Stress, and Mental Health: Findings from the 1995 Detroit Area Study.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Jason D. Boardman, David R. Williams, and James S. Jackson (2001)
    Social Forces 80:1: 215-249.

    Telephone interview data from the 1995 Detroit Area Study: religious attendance predicts well-being positively & distress negatively; prayer weakly predicts well-being negatively & distress positively; afterlife belief predicts well-being positively.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Michigan, Detroit; Well-being; Practice; Prayer; Belief; Distress; Afterlife
  • Religious Coping among the Religious: The Relationships between Religious Coping and Well-being in a National Sample of Presbyterian Clergy, Elders, and Members.
    Pargament, Kenneth I., Nalini Tarakeshwar, Christopher G. Ellison, and Keith M. Wulff (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 497-513.

    Analyzes 1996 questionnaire data from Presbyterian clergy, elders, & members. Measures 2 kinds of religious coping: positive & negative. Clergy reported highest, rank-&-file members lowest levels of positive coping, which was related to well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Coping; Elder; Well-being
  • A proposito dei rapporti fra religione e benessere nella societÓ dell'India antica.
    Squarcini, Federico (2000)
    La critica sociologica 134: 23-34.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; India
  • How Religious Groups Promote Forgiving: A National Study.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 125-139.

    Analyzes 1998-99 survey data from adult Americans who were involved in small groups of a religious nature. Groups whose themes were relevant to the affective well-being of their members promoted forgiveness on the part of the members.

    Associated Search Terms: Consequential dimension; Well-being; Forgiveness; Affect; Small groups; Prayer
  • 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: Religiosity; Well-being; Life satisfaction; Denomination (organizational entity); United States; Practice
  • Aging, Religious Doubt, and Psychological Well-Being.
    Krause, Neal, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, Christopher G. Ellison, and Keith M. Wulff (1999)
    The Gerontologist 39: 525-533.

    Associated Search Terms: Doubt; Gerontology; Well-being; Faith
  • 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
  • Religion, health, and psychological well-being in older adults: Findings from three national surveys.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., and Linda M. Chatters (1998)
    Journal of Aging and Health 10:4: 504-531.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being, psychological; Health; Gerontology
  • Parents, Religion and Perceived Social Coherence: A Durkheimian Framework of Adolescent Anomie.
    Bjarnason, Thoroddur (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;4: 742-754.

    Analyzes 1995 questionnaire data from Icelandic adolescents; religious participation & parental support enhanced subjective well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Anomie; Family; Well-being; Iceland; Practice; Adolescents; Social control
  • Spiritual Correlates of Reported Sexual Abuse among Mormon Women.
    Pritt, Ann F. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:2: 273-285.

    Compares measures from Mormon women who had vs. had not experienced sexual abuse as children.

    Associated Search Terms: God, concept of; Women; Sexual abuse; Well-being, spiritual; Mormon
  • The Subjective Importance of being Religious and its Effect on Health and Morale 14 Years Later.
    Atchley, Robert C. (1997)
    Journal of Aging Studies 11: 131-141.

    Analyzes 1978 & '91 panel data in an Ohio town, from respondents aged 50+ in 1975. Salience & other measures of religiosity had no perceptible health & morale effect after 14 years.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Medical; Gerontology; Salience; Well-being
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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