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Religion, Stress, and Mental Health in Adolescence: Findings from Add Health
Jennifer G. Nooney
Review of Religious Research
Vol. 46, No. 4 (Jun., 2005), pp. 341-354
Published by: Religious Research Association, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3512165
Page Count: 14
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A growing body of multidisciplinary research documents associations between religious involvement and mental health outcomes, yet the causal mechanisms linking them are not well understood. Ellison and his colleagues (2001) tested a series of hypotheses derived from the life stress paradigm which linked religious involvement to adult well-being and distress. In the present study those proposed mechanisms are tested in a population of adolescents, a particularly understudied group in religious research. Analysis of data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) reveals that religious involvement works to prevent the occurrence of school and health stressors, which reduces depression. For suicide ideation, religious involvement works to mobilize social resources. Implications for theory and research are discussed.
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