publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Do Formal Religious Participation and Spiritual Perceptions Have Independent Linkages with Diverse Dimensions of Psychological Well-Being?

Emily A. Greenfield; George E. Vaillant; Nadine F. Marks;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2009 Journal: Journal of Health and Social Behavior, volume 50, pages 196-212 (issn: 0022-1465, eissn: 2150-6000, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
Recognizing religiosity and spirituality as related-yet-distinct phenomena, and conceptualizing psychological well-being as a multi-dimensional construct, this study examines whether individuals’ frequency of formal religious participation and spiritual perceptions are independently associated with diverse dimensions of psychological well-being (negative affect, positive affect, purpose in life, positive relations with others, personal growth, self-acceptance, environmental mastery, and autonomy). Data came from 1,564 respondents in the 2005 National Survey of Midlife in the U.S. (MIDUS). Higher levels of spiritual perceptions were independently associated with ...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Social Psychology, Article, Psychology, Mental health, Psychological well-being, Affect (psychology), Religiosity, Developmental psychology, Personal development, business.industry, business, Interpersonal relationship, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Well-being
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