Prayer Type, Disclosure, and Mental Health Across Religious Groups

Stephanie Winkeljohn Black, Patrick Pössel, David H. Rosmarin, Afia Tariq, Benjamin D. Jeppsen

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Researchers have found that disclosure to God partially explains associations between certain prayer types and mental health in a Christian sample. Although researchers have discovered several mediators explaining associations between prayer types and mental health, the use of predominantly Christian samples limits generalizability. In this study, the authors tested disclosure to God as a mediator in Jewish, Muslim, and Christian subsamples. Analyses indicated several differences among the groups; disclosure to God mediated associations between prayer type and mental health only among Christians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-234
Number of pages19
JournalCounseling and Values
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Religious studies


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