Sociology Index


Sociology of Religion

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.

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.