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dc.contributor.advisorFroese, Paul.
dc.contributor.authorMorrow, Lindsay Nadine.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T13:01:25Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T13:01:25Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8234
dc.description.abstractUsing Wave III of the Baylor Religion Survey, this research examines the relationship between mental health and religion in a unique way. Many studies have examined church attendance as the most significant way that religion ameliorates mental health concerns. However, the sociological study of God concepts is under-examined, and may provide a more detailed picture. In a social context where denominationalism, affiliation and even social participation in religious activities are less important than they were half a century ago, God concepts may help us to understand exactly how religiosity affects behavior. God concepts represent the underlying motivations and cognitive styles that motivate people to believe and behave in certain ways. This paper finds that the effects of religion on mental health depend on the type of religion people experience. People who have a Judgmental God concept have poorer mental health, even when controlling for church attendance, prayer, and other beliefs.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectMental health.en_US
dc.subjectGod concepts.en_US
dc.subjectReligiosity.en_US
dc.subjectHuman behavior.en_US
dc.titleThe Gods must be making us crazy : the effect of a judgmental God concept on mental health.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 6/27/13.
dc.contributor.departmentSociology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Sociology.en_US


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