The Relationship Between Psychological Well-Being and Christian Faith and Practice in an Australian Population Sample
Abstract:A random sample of 989 adults in an Australian community survey completed the Bradburn Balanced Affect Scale together with three measures of Christian faith and practice: belief in God, personal prayer, and church attendance. The data demonstrated a positive association between all three religious measures and psychological well-being. The analysis helps to account for discrepant findings in previous research.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Welsh National Centre for Religious Education and University of Wales Bangor, UK L.J.Francis@Bangor.ac.uk 2: National Church Life Survey Research, Uniting Church Board of Mission, Australia.
Publication date: March 1, 2002