Prayer and psychological health: A study among sixth-form pupils attending Catholic and Protestant schools in Northern Ireland

Francis, L J; Robbins, M; Lewis, Christopher A and Barnes, L P (2008) Prayer and psychological health: A study among sixth-form pupils attending Catholic and Protestant schools in Northern Ireland.

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Abstract

Eysenck's dimensional model of personality includes two indicators of psychological health, defined as neuroticism and psychoticism. In order to examine the association between psychological health and prayer, two samples of sixth-form pupils in Northern Ireland (16- to 18-year-olds) attending Catholic (N = 1246) and Protestant (N = 1060) schools completed the abbreviated Revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire alongside a simple measure of prayer frequency. The data demonstrated a positive association between prayer frequency and better levels of psychological health as assessed by Eysenck's notion of psychoticism. Among pupils attending both Catholic and Protestant schools, higher levels of prayer were associated with lower psychoticism scores. Among pupils attending Catholic schools, however, higher levels of prayer were also associated with higher neuroticism scores.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Metadata only available from this repository. It was published in the Mental Health, Religion and Culture Journal by Taylor and Francis in 2008. The published article is available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13674670701709055
Keywords: Prayer, psychological health, sixth-form pupils, Catholic, Protestant, Northern Ireland
Members: Glyndŵr University
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:14
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2016 21:19
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/331

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