Social Indicators Research

, Volume 98, Issue 1, pp 23–39

Religious Involvement, Humility, and Self-Rated Health


DOI: 10.1007/s11205-009-9514-x

Cite this article as:
Krause, N. Soc Indic Res (2010) 98: 23. doi:10.1007/s11205-009-9514-x


The purpose of this study is to develop and test a conceptual model that assesses the following theoretical linkages: (1) people who go to church more often tend to receive more spiritual support from fellow church members (i.e., encouragement to adopt religious teachings and principles); (2) individuals who get more frequent spiritual support are more likely to be humble; and (3) people with greater humility tend to rate their health more favorably. The data come from the third wave of a nationwide longitudinal survey of older adults. The data provide support for each of the conceptual linkages identified above.


Spiritual support Humility Health 

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public HealthUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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