Religion and Spirituality among American Indian, South Asian, Black, Hispanic/Latina, and White Women in the Study on Stress, Spirituality, and Health

Blake Victor Kent*, James C. Davidson, Ying Zhang, Kenneth I. Pargament, Tyler J. VanderWeele, Harold G. Koenig, Lynn G. Underwood, Neal Krause, Alka M. Kanaya, Shelley S. Tworoger, Anna B. Schachter, Shelley A. Cole, Marcia O'Leary, Yvette C. Cozier, Martha L. Daviglus, Aida L. Giachello, Tracy Zacher, Julie R. Palmer, Alexandra E. Shields

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Abstract

Social scientists have increasingly recognized the lack of diversity in survey research on American religion, resulting in a dearth of data on religion and spirituality (R/S) in understudied racial and ethnic groups. At the same time, epidemiological studies have increasingly diversified their racial and ethnic representation, but have collected few R/S measures to date. With a particular focus on American Indian and South Asian women (in addition to Blacks, Hispanic/Latinas, and white women), this study introduces a new effort among religion and epidemiology researchers, the Study on Stress, Spirituality, and Health. This multicohort study provides some of the first estimates of R/S beliefs and practices among American Indians and U.S. South Asians, and offers new insight into salient beliefs and practices of diverse racial/ethnic and religious communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-215
Number of pages18
JournalJournal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Black Women's Health Study
  • Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos
  • Mediators of Atherosclerosis among South Asians Living in America
  • Nurse's Health Study II
  • Religion
  • Spirituality
  • Spirituality
  • Strong Heart Study
  • Study on Stress
  • and Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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