religion, health, longevity, model
This paper presents a research-based conceptual model respectively linking three dimensions of religious experience (religious practices, spiritual beliefs, and faith community) with three dimensions of health (biological, psychological, and social). The model is used as a framework to highlight findings in the religion-health knowledge base and to provide a broad survey of this domain of inquiry. Considerations for future research on religion and health are addressed.
Original Publication Citation
Marks, L. D. (2005). Religion and bio-psycho-social health: A review and conceptual model. Journal of Religion and Health, 44, 173-186.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Marks, Loren, "Religion and Bio-Psycho-Social Health: A Review and Conceptual Model" (2005). Faculty Publications. 4894.
Journal of Religion and Health
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
© 2005 Blanton-Peale Institute
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