Home > Publications . Search All . Browse All . Country . Browse PSC Pubs . PSC Report Series

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Shaefer and Edin's book ($2 a Day) cited in piece on political debate over plight of impoverished Americans

Eisenberg tracks factors affecting both mental health and athletic/academic performance among college athletes

Shapiro says Americans' low spending reflects "cruel lesson" about the dangers of debt

Highlights

Susan Murphy elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Maggie Levenstein named director of ISR's Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research

Arline Geronimus receives 2016 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

PSC spring 2016 newsletter: Kristin Seefeldt, Brady West, newly funded projects, ISR Runs for Bob, and more

Next Brown Bag

PSC Brown Bags
will resume fall 2016

Neal Krause photo

Work at Church and Church-Based Emotional Support Among Older Whites, Blacks, and Mexican Americans

Publication Abstract

Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward. 2014. "Work at Church and Church-Based Emotional Support Among Older Whites, Blacks, and Mexican Americans." Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 26(1): 22-40.

This study aims to assess how social relationships form at church. The data are from older whites, older blacks, and older Mexican Americans. Our conceptual model proposes that: (1) conservative Protestants are more committed to their faith; (2) people who are more religiously committed attend worship services more often; (3) individuals who go to church more often perform more volunteer work; and (4) people who perform more work at church will receive more emotional support from their fellow church members. Support was found for these hypotheses. Several race differences emerged. The most important race difference suggests that the relationship between work at church and social support is strongest for older whites. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

DOI:10.1080/15528030.2013.854727 (Full Text)

Browse | Search : All Pubs | Next