Religiosity, health, and well-being among Middle Eastern/Arab Muslims and Christians in the USA: A study of positive emotion as a mediator

Lotus Makram Meshreki, University of Rhode Island

Abstract

This study examined the relationship between different dimensions of religiosity and mental health and well-being, and the mediating role of positive emotion in a sample of 181 Middle Eastern/Arab Christians and Muslims in the U.S. Results showed a positive relationship between intrinsic religiosity and positive mental health and well-being that was mediated by positive emotion. Intrinsic religiosity had a stronger relationship to positive emotion than did extrinsic religiosity. Positive emotion in turn was related to better mental health and well-being. ^

Subject Area

Religion, General|Psychology, Clinical

Recommended Citation

Lotus Makram Meshreki, "Religiosity, health, and well-being among Middle Eastern/Arab Muslims and Christians in the USA: A study of positive emotion as a mediator" (2007). Dissertations and Master's Theses (Campus Access). Paper AAI3298373.
http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/dissertations/AAI3298373

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