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Revisiting Mahoney’s “My body is a temple…” study: Spirituality as a mediator of the religion-health interaction among adolescents.
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  • Anthony G. James
  • Byron A. Miller, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Byron A. Miller

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2017
Disciplines
Abstract
This study proposes and tests a new model that seeks to explain associations between religion, spirituality and health outcomes among adolescents. Specifically, we test for mediating effects of perceived spirituality on religion–health relations. Using data from the 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development, we find that perceived spirituality mediates religion–health relations, but that varies based on youths’ conceptualisation of spirituality. With findings confirming that perceived spirituality potentially promote youths’ psychosocial health, we offer some future research directions and implications regarding relations between youths’ spirituality, religion and health behaviours.
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Language
en_US
Publisher
Routledge
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
James, A.G. & Miller, B. (2017). Revisiting Mahoney’s “My body is a temple…” study: Spirituality as a mediator of the religion-health interaction among adolescents. International Journal of Children’s Spirituality, 22, 134-153 doi: 10.1080/1364436X.2017.1301888