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God-Mediated Control and Change in Self-Rated Health

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Krause, Neal. 2010. "God-Mediated Control and Change in Self-Rated Health." International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 20(4): 267-287.

The purpose of this study was to see if feelings of God-mediated control are associated with change in self-rated health over time. In the process, an effort was made to see if a sense of meaning in life and optimism mediated the relationship between God-mediated control and change in health. The following hypothesized relationships were contained in the conceptual model that was developed to evaluate these issues: (a) People who go to church more often tend to have stronger God-mediated control beliefs than individuals who do not attend worship services as often; (b) people with a strong sense of God-mediated control are more likely to find a sense of meaning in life and be more optimistic than individuals who do not have a strong sense of God-mediated control; (c) people who are optimistic and who have a strong sense of meaning in life will rate their health more favorably over time than individuals who are not optimistic, as well as individuals who have not found a sense of meaning in life. Data from a longitudinal nationwide survey of older adults provided support for each of these hypotheses.

DOI:10.1080/10508619.2010.507695 (Full Text)

PMCID: PMC2971554. (Pub Med Central)

Country of focus: United States.

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