Original Paper

Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 1188-1201

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Spiritual Integration Predicts Self-Reported Mental and Physical Health

  • Darrin L. RogersAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology and Anthropology, University of Texas - Pan American Email author 
  • , Susan Troncoso SkidmoreAffiliated withDepartment of Educational Leadership and Counseling, Sam Houston State University
  • , Gary T. MontgomeryAffiliated withDepartment of Psychology and Anthropology, University of Texas - Pan American
  • , Mary Ann ReidheadAffiliated withDepartment of Humanities, Florida Institute of Technology
  • , Van A. ReidheadAffiliated withOffice of Academic Affairs, East Stroudsburg University

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Data from 167 participants were used to establish the psychometric properties of the Reidhead spiritual integration scale, 31-item version (SI-31). Structural equation modeling was used to empirically evaluate influences on perceived health functioning, while accounting for possible confounds. The analyses showed that SI-31 predicted perceived mental and physical health while controlling for life satisfaction, religious variables, mood patterns, depression symptoms, and demographics. The importance of SI as a predictor of health-related outcomes is supported, as is the usefulness of the SI-31 in predicting these outcomes.


Spirituality Spiritual integration Health Mental health Physical health