Congregational membership is known to enhance physical and mental health, as well as providing psychological outcomes (subjective well-being and loneliness). However, it is not clear whether these outcomes can be attributed to social resources or personal resources. The study was conducted in Israel among 260 active synagogue members between 18 and 88 years of age (mean = 32.91). Structural equation modeling suggested that personal resources were the strongest predictors of subjective well-being and loneliness, whereas social resources had lower predictive power. The article offers unique insights into the role of social and personal factors in congregation members’ subjective well-being and loneliness.
|Number of pages||19|
|Journal||Journal of Religion and Health|
|State||Published - Apr 2021|
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- Congregational members
- Sense of community
- Societal conditional regard (SCR)
- Subjective well-being
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nursing (all)
- Religious studies