A study of religiosity and psychological well-being among african americans: implications for counseling and psychotherapeutic processes.

Research paper by Linda K LK Colbert, Joseph L JL Jefferson, Ralph R Gallo, Ronnie R Davis

Indexed on: 30 Jul '09Published on: 30 Jul '09Published in: Journal of Religion and Health


This study examined whether a relationship exists between religious orientation as a therapy intervention and the degree of depression, coping behavior and self-esteem among African American adults. In addition, the relationship and predictive power of selected religious and socio-demographic variables and religious orientation as a therapy intervention were studied. African American adults were randomly selected to participate in this empirical study. Age had a significant independent effect on intrinsic religiosity and extrinsic religiosity and a linear relationship was found between extrinsic religiosity and the seven demographic predictor variables at the .05 level of significance.