Religion in the Lives of African Americans Social, Psychological, and Health Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0761917098
ISBN-13: 9780761917090
Edition: 2004
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Description: Deriving conclusions from the National Survey of Black Americans & other surveys, this text examines issues of religious involvement, the functions of religion, & the relationships between religion & physical & menatl health & well-being.

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List price: $66.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/19/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Deriving conclusions from the National Survey of Black Americans & other surveys, this text examines issues of religious involvement, the functions of religion, & the relationships between religion & physical & menatl health & well-being.

Jeff Levin, Ph.D., M.P.H., an epidemiologist and former medical school professor, is the pioneering scientist whose research beginning in the 1980s helped to create the field of religion and health. He left a successful academic career in 1997 to devote his full-time efforts to writing, research, and consulting. He was the first scientist to systematically review and critique the empirical literature on the health effects of religious involvement. His research has been funded by several NIH grants, and he also has received funding from private sources, including the American Medical Association and the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Dr. Levin has served as chairman of the NIH Working Group on Quantitative Methods in Alternative Medicine, as president of the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, and as an editorial board member of several peer-reviewed journals, including the "Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences", "The Gerontologist", "Journal of Religious" "Gerontology", and "Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine". He has authored over 130 scholarly publications, and over 120 conference presentations and invited lectures and addresses, mostly on the role of religion in physical and mental health and aging. He has published four other books: "God, Faith, and Health: Exploring the Spirituality-Healing Connection", "Religion in Aging and Health: Theoretical Foundations and Methodological Frontiers", "Faith Matters: A Festschrift in Honor of Dr. David B. Larson", and "Essentials of Complementary and Alternative Medicine". He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and lives in rural Kansas.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Goals for the Book
Data Sources
Format and Scope of the Volume
Patterns of Religion
African American Religious Participation
Overview of Chapter
The Interface Between Religiosity and Spirituality
Models of Religious Involvement in Black Churches
Socio-Historical Role of the Church
Religious Denomination
Denominational Switching
Generational Differences in Religious Denomination
Conceptualization and Measurement of Religious Involvement
Structural Determinants of Religious Involvement
Profile of Religious Participation
Black-White Differences
Gender Differences
Age Differences
Marital Status Differences
Education and Income Differences
Regional and Urban-Rural Differences
Denominational Differences in Religious Participation
Physical Health Differences
Religious Participation Among Elderly Blacks
Religious Participation Among Blacks Adolescents
Religious Noninvolvement
Religious Artifacts
Religious Identity
Focus Group Findings
Prayer
Reading Religious Materials
Religious Programming
Meditation
Religious Participation in the Context of Work
Living in a Christ-Like Manner
Volunteerism as a Form of Religious Participation
Organized Religious Activities
Focus Group Summary
Chapter Summary and Conclusion
The Frequency and Importance of Prayer
Research on Prayer
Research on Prayer Among Black Americans
Requests for Prayer
Focus Group Findings
Communication and Relationship With God
God as Best Friend
Meditation and Prayer
Prayers of Thanksgiving
Prayers of Petition
Prayer as Intercession
Writing Down One's Prayers
The Importance of Prayer
The Power of Prayer
Focus Group Summary
Chapter Summary and Conclusion
Functions of Religion
Prayer as a Source of Coping
Coping With Personal Problems
Prayer and Coping With Life Problems
Religious Coping and Caregiving
Religious Coping and Health and Illness
Harmful Effects of Religious Coping
Prayer and Coping Among Black Americans
Focus Group Findings
Prayer Is an Ongoing Coping Activity
Interpersonal Conflicts on the Job
Prayer Gives Strength, Wisdom, and Guidance
Prayer Reduces Stress
Spiritual Component of Prayer
Loving Your Enemies/Forgiveness
Power of Prayer
Focus Group Summary
Chapter Summary and Conclusion
Use of Ministers for Personal Problems
Clergy and Formal Support Systems
Clergy as a Coping Resource
Survey Data on the Use of Ministers
Focus Group Findings
Patterns and Circumstances of Using Ministers
Deciding to Forgo Clergy Help
Choosing to Disclose Difficult Problems
Focus Group Summary
Chapter Summary and Conclusion
Church Members as a Source of Social Support
Church-Based Informal Social Support
Family and Church Support
Profile of the Receipt of Support From Church Members
Focus Group Findings
Church Members Provide Instrumental and Emotional Support
Importance of Building Relationships With Church Members
Importance of Having Church Members Provide Support
Similarity Between Church Members and Family Members
Formal Programs in the Church
Reciprocal Relationships
Giving Help to Church Members
Difficulty in Giving and Receiving Help
Focus Group Summary
Chapter Summary and Conclusion
Negative Interaction Among Church Members
Research on Negative Interaction
Negative Interaction Among African Americans
Negative Interaction Among Church Members
Survey Findings on Negative Interaction Among Church Members
Focus Group Findings
Church Members, Like Family Members, Have Conflict
Gossip
Avoiding Gossip
Generational Differences
Conflict Over Special Programs and Board Meetings
Losing Church Members Because of Conflict
Avoiding Conflict
Feeling Unwelcome
Helping People Feel Welcome
Other Concerns
Problems in Church Do Not Inhibit Attendance and Participation
Focus Group Summary
Chapter Summary and Conclusion
Effects of Religion
Impact of Religion on Physical Health
Research on Religion and Health
Religion and Health in African Americans
Religion and Morbidity in Study Samples of Whites and Blacks
Religion and Morbidity in African American Study Samples
Religion and Mortality in African Americans
Religion, Race, and Health: Theoretical Considerations
Impact of Religion on Mental Health and Well-Being
Religion and Mental Health: Clinical and Population-Based Research
Religion, Aging, and Psychological Well-Being
Religion, Mental Health, and Well-Being in African Americans
Studies in Which Effects of Race Are Controlled
Religion and Mental-Health Outcomes
Religion and Psychological Well-Being
Studies That Investigate Racial Differences
African American Study Samples
Religion and Depressive Symptoms
Religion and Positive Well-Being
Religion, Race, and Mental Health: Directions for Future Research
Conclusions and Implications
Chapter Review and Implications
Current Research Projects
Data Sources
Multivariate Tables
Recommended Reading and Resource Guide
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Authors

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