Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology
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 tum was related to better mental health and well-being.
Meshreki, Lotus Makram, "RELIGIOSITY, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING AMONG MIDDLE EASTERN/ ARAB MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS IN THE USA: A STUDY OF POSITIVE EMOTION AS A MEDIATOR" (2007). Open Access Dissertations. Paper 1127.