Islamic religiosity, subjective well-being, and health

Tiliouine, Habib, Cummins, Robert A. and Davern, Melanie 2009, Islamic religiosity, subjective well-being, and health, Mental health, religion & culture, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 55-74.

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Title Islamic religiosity, subjective well-being, and health
Author(s) Tiliouine, Habib
Cummins, Robert A.
Davern, Melanie
Journal name Mental health, religion & culture
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 55
End page 74
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2009-01
ISSN 1367-4676
1469-9737
Keyword(s) Islamic religiosity
health
subjective well-being
personal well-being index
Algerian population
Summary The aim of this paper is to explore the relationship between Islamic religiosity and satisfaction with a diverse range of life and health domains, in a sample of 2909 participants (1446 males, 1463 females) from Algeria. Factor analysis of the Islamic Religiosity Scale (IRS) indicates that it measures Religiosity as a multidimensional construct with two useful factors: Religious Practice and Religious Altruism. Religiosity at some level is ubiquitous through this sample, and it has a strong positive relationship with Subjective Well-Being (SWB). Moreover, this relationship is relatively unaffected by health deficiencies, even though such deficiencies generally have a negative influence on SWB scores. These findings are discussed in terms of the social context of Algeria.
Language eng
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019510

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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