Gratitude to God, Self-Rated Health, and Depressive Symptoms
Krause, Neal, Deborah Bruce, R. David Hayward, and Cynthia Woolever. 2014. "Gratitude to God, Self-Rated Health, and Depressive Symptoms." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 53(2): 341-355.
The study reported here looks at whether the opportunity to engage in volunteer work at church fosters friendships with co-religionists; whether the support these friends provide bolsters feelings of gratitude to God; and whether feelings of gratitude to God are associated with health and depressive symptoms. Data from the U.S. Congregational Life Survey provide support for each of these relationships.
Country of focus: United States of America.