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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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 (SSSH). This multi-cohort 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.

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Cited Authors

  • Kent, BV; Davidson, JC; Zhang, Y; Pargament, KI; VanderWeele, TJ; Koenig, H; Underwood, LG; Krause, N; Kanaya, AM; Tworoger, SS; Schachter, AB; Cole, S; O'Leary, M; Cozier, Y; Daviglus, M; Giachello, AL; Zacher, T; Palmer, JR; Shields, AE

Published Date

  • March 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 60 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 198 - 215

PubMed ID

  • 34012171

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8127946

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0021-8294

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/jssr.12695


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States