Being Thankful: Examining the Relationship Between Young Adult Religiosity and Gratitude
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Being Thankful
Abstract: 

Studies show that religious people tend to be more grateful, yet existing research tends to rely on small, non-representative samples and limited measures of religiosity. Therefore, we use a national sample (the National Study of Youth and Religion) and multiple measures of religiosity to examine the extent to which religion is associated with feelings of gratitude. We find that religious efficacy and having religious friends positively predict the extent to which young adults feel grateful. In contrast, religious affiliation, participation in organized religion, private devotion, religious salience, otherworldly beliefs, and being spiritual but not religious are unrelated to experiencing feelings of gratitude.

Author(s): 
Kraus, Rachel
Desmond, Scott A.
Palmer, Zachary D.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Journal of Religion and Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
J Relig Health
Publication Date: 
2015-08
Publication Year: 
2015
Pages: 
1331-1344
Volume: 
54
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
1573-6571
DOI: 
10.1007/s10943-014-9923-2
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 25073767

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Rachel Kraus, Scott A. Desmond and Zachary D. Palmer. 2015-08. "Being Thankful: Examining the Relationship Between Young Adult Religiosity and Gratitude." Journal of Religion and Health 54: 4: 1331-1344. 10.1007/s10943-014-9923-2.

Wikipedia Citation

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