Journal of Religion and Health

, Volume 51, Issue 4, pp 1188–1201 | Cite as

Spiritual Integration Predicts Self-Reported Mental and Physical Health

  • Darrin L. Rogers
  • Susan Troncoso Skidmore
  • Gary T. Montgomery
  • Mary Ann Reidhead
  • Van A. Reidhead
Original Paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Spirituality Spiritual integration Health Mental health Physical health 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Darrin L. Rogers
    • 1
  • Susan Troncoso Skidmore
    • 2
  • Gary T. Montgomery
    • 1
  • Mary Ann Reidhead
    • 3
  • Van A. Reidhead
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Psychology and AnthropologyUniversity of Texas - Pan AmericanEdinburgUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational Leadership and CounselingSam Houston State UniversityHuntsvilleUSA
  3. 3.Department of HumanitiesFlorida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA
  4. 4.Office of Academic AffairsEast Stroudsburg UniversityEast StroudsburgUSA

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