Prayer and subjective well-being : the application of a cognitive-behavioural framework

MALTBY, John, LEWIS, C. A. and DAY, Liza (2008). Prayer and subjective well-being : the application of a cognitive-behavioural framework. Mental Health Religion and Culture, 11 (1), 119-129.

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The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between a model of prayer and a measure of subjective well-being within the context of a cognitive-behavioural framework. A community sample of 173 (77 males and 96 females) British adults completed measures of prayer activity and the General Health Questionnaire-28. The present findings suggest that meditative prayer, frequency of prayer, and prayer experience account for unique variance (among other measures of prayer) in a general measure of subjective well-being. The results demonstrate the potential usefulness of a cognitive-behavioural framework to help better understand the relationship between prayer and subjective well-being.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Psychology Research Group
Identification Number: 10.1080/13674670701485722
Depositing User: Liza Day
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 14:34
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2015 19:14

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