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Authors Title / Source Year Blazer, D.G.; Palmore, E.B. Religion and Aging.
The Gerontologist, 1976, Vol. 16, 82 - 85
Boraby, M.A. A Study of the Relationship of Adherence to Religious Prescriptions and Satisfaction with Life.
Dissertation, Adelphi University, 1984, USA
Brinkerhoff, M.B.; Jacob, J.C. Quasi-Religious Meaning Systems, Official Religion and Quality of Life in an Alternative Lifestyle: A Survey from the Back-to-the-Land Movement.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1987, Vol. 26, 63 - 80
Buhr, U. Das Glück und die Theologie. (Happiness and Theology).
Kreuz Verlag, 1969, Stuttgart, Germany
Friedrich, W.N.; Cohen, D.S.; Wilturner, L.T. Specific Beliefs as Moderator Variables in Maternal Coping With Mental Retardation.
Childrens' Health Care Journal, 1988, Vol. 17, 40 - 44
Grom, B. Macht Glaube Selig? (Is Belief Blissful?)
Grom, B.;et al.;Eds.:"Glück. Auf der Suche nach dem Guten Leben", Ullstein Verlag, 1987, Frankfurt, Germany, 221 - 254
Hadaway, C.K.; Roof, W.C. Religious Commitment and the Quality of Life in American Society.
Review of Religious Research, 1978, Vol. 19, 295 - 307
Hay, D. The Spiritual Experiences of the British.
New Society, 1979, Vol. 48, 72 - 74
Hunsberger, B.E. Religion, Age, Life Satisfaction and Perceived Sources of Religiousness: A Study of Older Persons.
Journal of Gerontology, 1985, Vol. 40, 615 - 620
Khullar, G.S.; Reynolds, B. Correlates of Religious Participation and Life Satisfaction.
Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology, 1985, Vol. 13, 57 - 59
Koenig, H.G.; Ploch-Gonzales, J.A.; Smiley, M. Religion, Health and Aging. A Review and Theoretical Integration.
Contributions to the Study of Aging, Nr. 10, 1988, Greenwood Press, New York, USA
MacKaye, J. The Economy of Happiness.
Little & Brow, 1906, Boston, USA
McClure, R.F.; Loden, M. Religious Activity, Denomination Membership and Life Satisfaction.
Psychology: A Quarterly Journal of Human Behavior, 1982, Vol. 19, 12 - 17
McNamara, P.H.; St.George, A. Blessed are the Downtrodden? An Empirical Test.
Sociological Analysis, 1978, Vol. 39, 303 - 320
Noelle-Neumann, E. Lebensfreude: Kein Thema für die Kirche? (Joy in Living: No Topic for the Church?)
Herder Korrespondenz, 1974, Vol. 1, 41 - 47
Petersen, L.R.; Roy, A. Religiosity, Anxiety and Meaning and Purpose: Religions' Consequences for Psychological Well-Being.
Review of Religious Research, 1985, Vol. 27, 49 - 62
Pettersson, T. Welfare Politics, Secularisation, Religious Commitment and Happiness.
Paper Presented at 24th International Congress of Psychology, 1988, Sydney, Australia
Schweiker, W.F. Religion as a Superordinate Meaning System and Socio-Psychological Integration.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1969, Vol. 8, 300 - 307
Shaver, P.; Lenauer, M.; Sadd, S. Religiousness, Conversion, and Subjective Well-Being: the "Healthy-Minded" Religion of Modern American Women.
American Journal of Psychiatry, 1980, Vol. 137, 1563 - 1568
Sherkat, D.E.; Reed, M.D. The Effects of Religion and Social Support on Self-Esteem and Depression among the Suddenly Bereaved.
Social Indicators Research, 1992, Vol. 26, 259 - 275
Witter, R.A.; Haring-Hidore, M.J.; Okun, M.A.; Stock, W.A. Religion and Subjective Well-Being in Adulthood: A Quantitative Synthesis.
Review of Religious Research, 1985, Vol. 26, 332 - 342
International Conferenc, Analysis of the Human Values based on a Survey Carried out in Thirteen Countries.
Leisure Development Center, 1986, Tokyo, Japan
Katholiek Studie Centru, Searching for Happiness and Christian Faith. Paper prepared in Reaction to the Questionnaire of the Pontifical Council for Dialogue with Non-Believers.
Catholic University of Nijmegen, 1990, Netherlands
Schneider, W. Glück, was ist das? (What is Happiness? An Attempt to Describe Something that Everybody Wants).
Rowolt, 1981, Hamburg, Germany
Poloma, M.M.; Pendleton, B.F. Religions Domains and General Well-Being.
Social Indicators Research, 1990, Vol. 22, 255 - 276
Weerasinghe, J.; Tepperman, L. Suicide and Happiness: Seven Tests of the Connection.
Social Indicators Research, 1994, Vol. 32, 199 - 233
Ellison, C.G.; Gay, D.A.; Glass, T.A. Does Religious Commitment Contribute to Individual Life Satisfaction?
Social Forces, 1989, Vol. 68, 100 - 123
McNamara, P.H.; St.George, A. Measures of Religiosity and the Quality of Life: A Critical Analysis.
Moberg, D.O.;Ed.: "Spiritual Well-Being. Sociological Perspectives", University Press of America, 1979, USA, 229 - 236
Hart, H. Chart for Happiness.
McMillan, 1940, New York, USA
Koenig, H.G.; George, L.K.; Siegler, I.C. Religious and Non-Religious Coping: Impact on Adaptation in Later Life.
Journal of Religion & Aging, 1989, Vol. 5, 73 - 94
Frankel, B.G.; Hewitt, W.E. Religion and Well-Being among Canadian University Students: The Role of Faith Groups on Campus.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1994, Vol. 33, 62 - 73
Ellison, C.G.; Gay, D.A. Religion, Religious Commitment, and Life Satisfaction among Black Americans.
The Sociological Quarterly, 1990, Vol. 31, 123 - 147
Willits, F.K.; Crider, D.M. Religion and Well-Being: Men and Women in the Middle Years.
Review of Religious Research, 1988, Vol. 29, 281 - 294
McIntosh, D.N.; Cohen-Silver, R.; Wortman, C.B. Religion's Role in Adjustment to a Negative Life Event: Coping with the Loss of a Child.
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 1993, Vol. 65, 812 - 821
Ellison, C.G. Religious Involvement and Subjective Well-Being.
Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 1991, Vol. 32, 80 - 99
Cox, H.; Hammonds, A. Religiosity, Aging and Life Satisfaction.
Journal of Religion & Aging, 1988, Vol. 5, 1 - 22
Mookherjee, H.N. Religiosity and Perceptions of Well-Being among Metro and Non-Metro Populations in the United States.
Journal Indian Anthropology & Sociology, 1995, Vol. 30, 27 - 40
Mookherjee, H.N. Effects of Religiosity and Selected Variables on the Perception of Well-Being.
The Journal of Social Psychology, 1993, Vol. 134, 403 - 405
Emmons, R.A.; Cheung, C.K.; Tehrani, K. Assessing Spirituality Through Personal Goals: Implications for Research on Religion and Subjective Well-Being.
Social Indicators Research, 1998, Vol. 45, 391 - 422
Diener, E.; Lucas, R.E.; Smith, H.L.; Suh, E.M. Subjective Well-Being: Three Decades of Progress.
Psychological Bulletin, 1999, Vol. 125, 276 - 301
Loewenthal, K.M.; Goldblatt, V.; Lubitsh, G.; MacLeod, A.K.; Valentine, J.D. Comfort and Joy? Religion, Cognition, and Mood in Protestant and Jews under Stress.
Cognition and Emotion, 2000, Vol. 14, 353 - 374
Lelkes, O. Tasting Freedom: Happiness, Religion and Economic Transition.
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2006, Vol. 59, 173 - 194
Winseman, A.L. Faith Factor: Is a Religious Life a Happiness One?
Gallup Poll News Service, 20 January 2004. The Gallup Organization, Washington DC, USA
Abdel-Khalek, A.M. Happiness, Health, and Religiosity: Significant Relations.
Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 2006, Vol. 9, 85 - 97
Taylor, P.; Craighill, P.; Funk, C. Are We Happy Yet?
PEW Research Center, A Social Trends Report, 2006, Washington DC, USA
Shimai, S.; Otake, K.; Park, N.; Peterson, C.; Seligman, M.E.P. Convergence of Character Strengths in American and Japanese Young Adults.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2006, Vol. 7, 311 - 322
Rule, S. Religiosity and Quality of Life in South Africa.
Social Indicators Research, 2007. Vol. 81, 417 - 434
Zullig, K.J.; Horn, T.; Ward, R.M. The Association between Perceived Spirituality, Religiosity, and Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Self-Rated Health.
Social Indicators Research, 2006, Vol.79, 255 - 274
Dolan, P.; Peasgood, T.; White, M.P. Review of Research on the Influences on Personal Well-Being and Application to Policy Making.
Report for Defra, 2006, UK
Sawatzky, R.; Chiu, L.; Ratner, P.A. A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Spirituality and Quality of Life.
Social Indicators Research, 2005, Vol. 72, 153 - 188
Ferriss, A.L. Religion and the Quality of Life.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2002, Vol. 3, 199 - 215
VanDierendonck, D.; Mohan, K. Some Thoughts on Spirituality and Eudaimonic Well-Being.
Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 2006, Vol. 9, 227 - 238
Myers, D.G. Religion and Human Flourishing.
Eid, M.; Larssen, R.J.; Eds.: ''The Science of Subjective Well-Being'', The Guilford Press, 2008, New York, USA, 323 - 343
Neill, C.M.; Kahn, A.S. The Role of Personal Spirituality and Religious Social Activity on the Life Satisfaction of Older Widowed Women.
Sex Roles, 1999, Vol. 40, 319 - 329
Veenhoven, R. Findings on Happiness and Religion.
World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Finding report R1, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Printout 2009,
Popova, O. Can Religion Insure against Aggregate Shocks to Happiness? The Case of Transition Countries.
Working Paper no. 425, CERGE-EI., 2010, Prague, Czech Republic
VanPraag, B.M.; Ferrer-i-Carbonell, A.; Romanov, D. Happiness and Financial Satisfaction in Israel: Effects of Religiosity, Ethnicity, and War.
Discussion Paper No 5184, IZA, 2010, Bonn, Germany
Cohen-Zada, D.; Zander, W. Religious Participation versus Shopping: What Makes People Happier?
Journal of Law and Economics, 2011, Vol. 54, 889-906
Poloma, M.M.; Pendleton, B.F. The Effects of Prayer and Prayer Experience on Measures of General Well-Being.
Journal of Psychology and Theology, 1991, Vol. 19, 71 - 83
Byrd, K.R.; Lear, D.; Schwenka, S. Mysticism as a Predictor of Subjective Well-Being.
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 2000, Vol. 10, 259 - 269
Fredrickson, B.L. How does Religion benefit Health and Well-Being?
Psychological Inquiry, 2002, Vol. 13, 209 - 213
Chamberlain, K.; Zika, S. Religiosity, Life Meaning and Well-Being: Some Relationships in a Sample of Woman.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1988, Vol. 27, 411 - 420
Nielsen, M.E. Religion and Happiness.
A summary of research on religion's role in people's happiness, at the department of Psychology at Georgia Southern University, 2009,USA
Lim, C.; Putnam, R.D. Religion, Social Networks, and Life Satisfaction.
American Sociological Review, 2010, Vol. 75, 914 - 933
Stark, R.; Maier, J. Faith and Happiness.
Review of Religious Research, 2008, Vol. 50, 120 - 125
Soydemir, G.A.; Bastida, E.; Gonzalez, G. The Impact of Religiosity on Self-Assessments of Health and Happiness: Evidence from the US Southwest.
Applied Economics, 2004, Vol. 36, 665 - 672
Ferre, Z.; Gerstenblüth, M.; Rossi, M. Satisfaccion con la Vida, fe Religiosa y asistencia al Templo en Uruguay. (Life Satisfaction and Religion in Uruguay.)
Working Paper no. 16/10, 2010, University of Granada, Department of Economics. Montevideo, Uruguay
Fazel, M.K.; Young, D.M. Life Quality of Tibetans and Hindus: A Function of Religion.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2013, Vol. 27, 229 - 242
Delle-Fave, A.; Brdar, I.; Vella-Brodrick, D.A. Religion, Spirituality, and Well-Being across Nations: The Eudaemonic and Hedonic Happiness Investigation.
Knoop,H.H.; Della-Fave, A.: Eds.: " Well-Being and Cultures: Perspectives from Positive Psychology", Springer, Dordrecht, 2013, Netherlands, 117 - 134
Francis, L.J.; Kaldor, P. The Relationship Between Psychological Well-Being and Christian Faith and Practice in an Australian Population Sample.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2002, Vol. 41, 179 - 184
Hinks, T.; Davies, S. Life Satisfaction in Malawi and the Importance of Relative Consumption, Polygamy and Religion.
Journal of International Development, 2008, Vol. 20, 888 - 904
Liu, E.Y.; Mencken, F.C. Fatalistic Voluntarism And Life Happiness In Post-Socialist China.
Sociological Spectrum, 2010, Vol. 30, 270 - 288
Meulemann, H. Self-Concern, Self-Transcendence, and Well-Being.
European Sociological Review, 2010, Vol. 26, 385 - 399
Morris, D.C. Health, Finances, Religious Involvement, and Life Satisfaction of Older Adults.
Journal of Religious Gerontology, 1997, Vol. 10, 3 - 17
Platsidou, M. Life Satisfaction in Adults: The Effect of Religiosity, Worry, and Perceived Physical Health State.
Efklides, A.; Moraitou, D.; Eds: "A positive Perspective on Quality of Life", Springer, 2013, Dordrecht, The Netherlands,
Tate, D.G.; Forchheimer, M. Quality of Life, Life Satisfaction, and Spirituality. Comparing Outcomes Between Rehabilitation and Cancer Patients.
American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2002, Vol.81, 400 - 410
Jasperse, ; Jose, ; Ward, Identity, Perceived Religious Discrimination, and Psychological Well-Being in Muslim Immigrant Women
Applied Psychology: An International Review
Levin, J.S. Religion and Happiness Among Jews: Findings from the ISSP Religion III Survey.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2014, Vol. 15, 593 - 611
Hay, D.; Morisy, A. Reports of Ecstatic, Paranormal, or Religious Experience in Great Britain and the United States: A Comparison of Trends.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1978, Vol. 17, 255 - 268
Salahodjaev, R. Can religion buy happiness? The case of Singapore.
MPRA Working Paper, 2014, No. 56777, München, Germany
Grozinger, G.; Matiaske, W. The Direct and Indirect Impact of Religion on Well-Being in Germany.
Social Indicator Research, 2014, Vol. 116, 373 -387
Levin, J.S.; Markides, K.S.; Ray, L.A. Religious Attendance and Psychological Well-Being in Mexican Americans: A Panel Analysis of Three-Generations Data.
,The Gerontologist, 1996, Vol.36, 454 - 463
Kortt, M. A.; Dollery, B.; Grant, B. Religion and Life Satisfaction Down Under.
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2015, Vol. 16,
Zotti, R.; Barra, C.; Speziale, N. On the Causal Effect of Religion on Life Satisfaction Using a Propensity Score Matching Technique.
MPRA, Paper, 2014, No. 60666, 1- 17, Munich, Germany
Krause, N. Common Facets of Religion, Unique Facets of Religion, and Life Satisfaction Among Older African Americans.
Journal of Gerontology: SOCIAL SCIENCES, 2004, Vol. 59B, 109 - 117
Eryilmaz, A. Investigation of the Relations between Religious Activities and Subjective Well-being of High School Students.
Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 2015, Vol. 15, 433 - 444
Roh, S. The Impact of Religion, Spirituality and Social Support on Depression and Life Satisfaction among Korean Immigrants Older Adults.
Dissertation, New York University, 2010, USA
Joshanloo, M.; Daemi, F. Self-esteem Mediates the Relationship between Spirituality and Subjective Well-Being in Iran.
International Journal of Psychology, 2015 Vol. 50, 115 - 120
Lee, E.K. Religion and Spirituality as Predictors of Well-being among Chinese American and Korean American older Adults.
Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 2007, Vol. 19, 77- -98
Ekici, T.; Koydemir, S. Social Capital, Government and Democracy Satisfaction, and Happiness in Turkey: A Comparison of Surveys in 1999 and 2008.
Social Indicators Research, 2014, Vol. 118, 1031 - 1053
Fiala, W.E.; Bjorck, J.P.; Gorsuch, R. The Religious Support Scale: Construction, Validation, and Cross-Validation.
American Journal of Community Psychology, 2002, Vol. 30, 761 - 786
Patel, C.J.; Ramgoon, S. Exploring religion, race and gender as factors in the life satisfaction and religiosity of young South African adults.
South African Journal of Psychology, 2009, Vol. 39, 266 - 274
Feigelman, W.; Gorman, B.S. Americans who give up Religion.
Sociology and social research, 1992, Vol. 76, 138 - 145
Lau, E. Y. Y; Cheung, C.K.; Cheung, S.F.; Hui, C. H.; Lam, J. Purpose-Driven Life: Life Goals as a Predictor of Quality of Life and Psychological Health.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2015, Vol. 16, 1163 - 1184
VanCappellen, P.; Saroglou, V.; Toth-Gauthier, M. Religion and Well-Being: The Mediating Role of Positive Emotions.
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2016, Vol, 17, 485 - 505
Brooks, A.C. Gross National Happiness Why Happiness matters for America - and how we can get more of it
Basic Books, New York, USA, 2008
Graham, C.; Crown, S. Religion and Wellbeing around the World: Social Purpose, Social Time, or Social Insurance?
International Journal of Wellbeing, 2014, Vol.4, 1 - 27
Greenfield, E.A.; Marks, N.F. Religious Social Identity as an Explanatory Factor for Associations Between More Frequent Formal Religious Participation and Psychological Well-Being
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 2007, vol. 17, 3, 245-259
Lun, V.M.C.; Bond, M.H. Examining the Relation of Religion and Spirituality to Subjective Well-Being Across National Cultures
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2013, vol. 5, 4, 304-315
Francis, L.J.; Ok, U.; Robbins, M. Religion and Happiness: A Study Among University Students in Turkey
Journal of Religious Health, 2016
Hoverd, W.J.; Sibley, C.G. Religion, deprivation and subjective wellbeing: Testing a religious buffering hypothesis
International Journal of Wellbeing, 2013, vol. 3, 2, 182-196
Fidrmuc, J.; Tunali, C. B. Happiness and Religion
CESifo Working Papers No. 5437 cat. 13: Behavioural Economics
Eichhorn, J. Happiness for Believers? Contextualizing the Effects of Religiosity on Life-Satisfaction.
European Sociological Review , 2011, Vol. 0, 1 - 11
Green, M.; Elliott, M. Religion, Health, and Psychological Well-Being.
Journal of Religion and Health, 2010,Vol. 49, 149 - 163
Okten, C.; Osili, U.; Ozer, E.M. Life Satisfaction and Charitable Giving: New Evidence from the PSID.
Working Paper, 2016, Department of Economics, Ihsan Do˘gramacı Bilkent University, 1 - 33, Ankara
Ten Kate, J. The Effect of Religiosity on Life Satisfaction in a Secularized Context. Assessing the Relevance of Believing and Belonging.
Review of Religious Research, 2017, Vol. 59, 135 - 155
Cohen, A.B.; Chambers, J.; Pierce Jr., J.D. Intrinsic and Extrinsic Religiosity, Belief in The Afterlife, Death Anxiety, and Life Satisfaction in Young Catholics and Protestants
Journal of Research in Personality, 2005, Vol. 39, 307 - 324
Cohen, A.B.; Hall, D.E. Existential Beliefs, Social Satisfaction, and Well-Being Among Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant Older Adults.
The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 2009, Vol. 19, 39 - 54
Cohen, A.B.; Johnson, K.A. The Relation Between Religion and Well-Being.
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2017, Vol. 12, 533 - 547
Greene, K.V.; Yoon, B.J. Religiosity, Economics and Life Satisfaction.
Review of Social Economy, 2004, Vol. 62, 245 - 261
Myers, D.G.; Diener, E. The Scientific Pursuit of Happiness.
Perspectives on Psychological Science, 2018, Vol. 13, 218 - 225
Kim-Prieto, C. Intersection of Religion and Subjective Well-Being.
Nobascholar, Handbook of Wellbeing, 2018, 1 -10
Kosher, H.; Ben-Arieh, A. Religion and Subjective Well-being among Children: A comparison of six Religion Groups.
Children and Youth Services Review, 2017, Vol. 80, 63 - 77
Sabatier, C.; Mayer, B.; Trommsdorf, G. Religiosity, Family Orientation, and Life Satisfaction of Adolescents in Four Countries.
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 2011, Vol. 42, 1375 - 1393
Joshanloo, M. Religiosity moderates the relationship between negative affect and life satisfaction: A study in 29 European countries
Journal of Research in Personality, 2016, Vol. 61, 11-14
Greeley, A.M.; Hout, M. Happiness and Lifestyle among Conservative Christians.
The Truth about Conservative Christians, The University of Chicago Press, 2006, Chicago, USA, Chapter 10
Abdel-Khalek, A.M. Religiosity and Well-Being
V. Zeigler-Hill, T. K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, 2019, Springer Nature, Switzerland
Barringer, M.N.; Gay, D.A. Happily Religious: The Surprising Sources of Happiness Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Adults
Sociological Inquiry, 87, (1), 75-96
Caras, C. Religiosity/Spirituality, and Subjective Wellbeing
Msc Thesis, 2003, School of Psychology, Deakin University, USA
Devine, J.; Hinks, T.; Naveed, A. Happiness in Bangladesh: The Role of Religion and Connectedness
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2019, Vol. 20, 351 - 371
Fenelon, A.; Danielsen, A.G. Leaving my Religion: Understanding the Relationship between Religious Disaffiliation, Health, and Well-Being
Social Science Research, 2016, Vol. 57, 49 - 62
Forlin, A.; Khaliman, O.; Plazzotta, A. Does Religiosity Have an Effect on Life Satisfaction in the European Context of 2008?
Statistic for Opinion Research, Academic Year 2016/2017, University of Trento, Italy
Genia, V. I, E, Quest, and Fundamentalism as Predictors of Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being.
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 1996, Vol. 35, 56-64
Chen, N.; Chen, H.C. Religion, Marriage and Happiness - Evidence from Taiwan
Applied Research in Quality of Life, 2021, Vol. 16, 259 - 299
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