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, doi: 10.1080/13674670802118099.

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Title Islamic religiosity, subjective well-being, and health
Author(s) Tiliouine, Habib
Cummins, Robert A.ORCID iD for 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
Keyword(s) Islamic religiosity
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
DOI 10.1080/13674670802118099
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
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