Religious Beliefs, Faith Community Involvement and Depression: A Study of Rural, Low-Income Mothers
faith community involvement, low-income, maternal depression, religious beliefs
The current study investigated the connection between religion and mental health of 131 rural, low-income mothers. Two dimensions of religion, beliefs and faith community involvement, were included and depression was assessed by the CES-D. The sample consisted of mothers who participated in Wave 2 of a multi-state research project. As hypothesized, both religious beliefs and faith community involvement were negatively related to depressive symptoms indicating that mothers with stronger religious beliefs and more involvement in religious activities may experience less depressive symptoms. The results of the current study confirm previous work and support a multifaceted view of religion.
Original Publication Citation
Garrison, M. E. B., Marks, L. D., Lawrence, F. C., & Braun, B. (2004). Religious beliefs, faith community involvement, and depression: A study of rural, low-income mothers. Women & Health, 40, 51-62.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Garrison, M. E. Betsy; Marks, Loren D.; Lawrence, Frances C.; and Braun, Bonnie, "Religious Beliefs, Faith Community Involvement and Depression: A Study of Rural, Low-Income Mothers" (2008). Faculty Publications. 4890.
Women & Health
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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