Sociology Index

Religiosity

Religiosity is part of daily social and political life. Religiosity is more an aspect of the life of older people and there is documented relationship between religiosity and depression among older people. Religious practice is an indicator of social solidarity than an aspect of religiosity. Minority groups rely on religious stratagems to cope with their distress. Religiosity is the degree to which one is involved in religion. Attending a relgious place is an aspect of religiosity. Believing in the values, morals and mythology of religion is also an aspect of religiosity. Criminologists have observed for long an inverse relationship between personal religiosity and self-reported delinquency. That the negative effect of religiosity on delinquency is the by-product of general social control.

Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosity By Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi. A useful book for those studying Sociology of Religion. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on the psychology of religion and social identity, Psychological Perspectives on Religion and Religiosity offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of a century of research into the origins and consequences of religious belief systems and religious behaviour. The book employs a unique theoretical framework that combines the ‘new’ cognitive-evolutionary psychology of religion, examining the origins of religious ideas, with the ‘old’ psychology of religiosity, which looks at correlates and consequences.

Methodological Pitfalls in the Study of Religiosity and Spirituality - Devon Berry, Department of Nursing, University of Cincinnati - Western Journal of Nursing Research, Vol. 27, No. 5, (2005). The number of studies demonstrating a relationship between religiosity and spirituality and physical and psychological health have increased rapidly during the past decade.

Parental Religiosity, Parenting Style, and Adolescent Social Responsibility.
Marjorie Lindner Gunnoe, E. Mavis Hetherington, David Reiss, - The Journal of Early Adolescence, Vol. 19, No. 2. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that religiosity was associated positively with authoritative parenting for both parents.