Social Involvement in Religious Institutions and God-Mediated Control Beliefs: A Longitudinal Investigation

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This study examines the relationships among race, education, formal as well as informal involvement in the church, and God-mediated control. Formal involvement in the church was assessed by the frequency of attendance at worship services, Bible study groups, and prayer groups. Informal involvement was measured with an index of spiritual support provided by fellow church members. Data from a nationwide longitudinal survey of older people suggest that both formal and informal church involvement tend to sustain feelings of God-mediated control over time. The findings further reveal that compared to older whites, older African Americans are more likely to have stronger feelings of God-mediated control at the baseline survey and older blacks are more likely to sustain their sense of God-mediated control over time. In contrast, the data suggest that education is not significantly related to feelings of God-mediated control.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5906.2007.00375.x

Affiliations: Neal Krause is a Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, 1420 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029., Email: nkrause@umich.edu.

Publication date: December 1, 2007

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