Spiritual Integration Predicts Self-Reported Mental and Physical Health
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- Rogers, D.L., Skidmore, S.T., Montgomery, G.T. et al. J Relig Health (2012) 51: 1188. doi:10.1007/s10943-010-9425-9
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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.